Intertwined: A Contemporary Fibers Exhibit
June 23 – August 14, 2022
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 23, 5-7 pm
GUILKEY & GRANDE ROOM GALLERIES
I am passionate about creating sculptures specifically in steel and fiber, but my body of work is comprised of a variety of mediums and processes. I believe art should be fun, easy to access and own, and shared with everyone!
My works are intuitively stitched, vibrantly colored, and geometrically abstracted paintings of cloth and thread.
I am drawn to cloth for its material tactility, and responsiveness. My intention is to inspire others to look at the world around them more carefully, more mindfully, to see the extraordinary in the discarded, to notice the beauty in the mundane.
Using centuries-old techniques which involve intricate layering of individual fibers she transforms raw materials into yards of luminous color. Franklin’s tactile creations speak to both the strengths and fragilities of the human condition.
JAMIE LYNN LEWIN
The work is the product of practices of meditation and channeling through the ritual of craft and explores the psychological and spiritual dimensions of human experience through various traditions of needlework including needlepoint, embroidery, applique, beading, sewing, punch needle, and needle tatting, as well as the traditions of weaving and dyeing.
KYLE CHANNING SMITH
Typically led by ideas, rather than process, I’ve had my hand in a little bit of everything, art-wise. I especially like working with yarn, though. It’s soft and pretty and makes people say “wait…that’s art?” Be it personal, political, or something else entirely, I enjoy making work that playfully allows the viewer to ponder multiple meanings.
Competitive Portion of Intertwined
Morning Commute One Stitch at a Time