“Tension: Process in the Making” showcases NH Fiber Artists
“Tension: Process in the Making” is a contemporary fiber art exhibition of NH artists organized by the NH Regional Surface Design Association (SDA). The exhibit opens with an Artists’ Reception and Juror’s Talk on Saturday, July 24 from 1-3 pm at Twiggs Gallery located at 254 King Street in Boscawen, NH. The exhibit runs through September 4, 2021.
On August 14, 2021 from 1-3 pm, Twiggs Gallery and SDA is sponsoring an Artists’ Talk. Meet the artists and learn more about the SDA NH Regional Group. Register for this free event via Eventbrite at twiggsgallery.wordpress.com. Seating is limited.
The juror, Jenine Shereos, selected work by 15 artists. In her juror statement she observes, “In perhaps no other art form is the concept of “tension” so deeply embedded in the process of making than in the creation of textiles. In weaving, the warp threads must always be held taut on the loom; the bobbins of a sewing machine must be repeatedly adjusted to release both top and bottom threads evenly across the fabric; and the hands of an experienced knitter deftly lay each circle of yarn over the needles with consistent and even tension.”
She continues,” Reflecting on the past year, there has been a collective stretching; a pulling and tightening, beyond what we ever imagined was possible. The works in this exhibition feature New Hampshire textile artists as they examine the theme of tension in both form and concept.”
Jenine Shereos, is an American artist who uses textile techniques alongside natural and organic materials to explore the complex and tenuous relationship between humans and the natural world. She is best known for her intricately crafted leaves stitched entirely with human hair.
Accepted artists are Lisa Almeida, Jane Balshaw, Shari Boraz, Melanie Cone, Michelle Goldsmith, Anne McMillan, Cheryl Miller, Jane Quimby, Kay Read, Wen Redmond, Jules Robinson, Lia Rothstein, Gail Smuda, Dayna Talbot and Sharon Zimmermann.
The Surface Design Association is a 501c3 non-profit textile arts organization dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of textile-inspired art and design through member-supported benefits including publications, exhibitions and conferences. More information at SurfaceDesign.org.Twiggs Gallery is handicapped accessible and located at 254 King Street, Jct. Rte 3 & 4, Boscawen, NH. Gallery hours are Thursday-Friday 11-4 and Saturday 12-4. More information at TwiggsGallery.Wordpress.com.