Six Views in Fiber, an exhibit that opened at the Coconut Grove Art Festival Gallery on September 7, 2013, features the work of six award-winning South Florida fiber artists who don’t follow the rules of traditional quiltmaking. Their subject matter is contemporary. Their use of materials is innovative and engaging. Their craftmanship is superb.
Many of their creations depict local landscapes and indigenous birds and beasts. Others range far afield in figurative geography and abstract expressions of color, form, and space.
If you have the time and the visual acuity, get up close and personal with some of these works. Compared to the broad strokes of a painter’s brush, a work of textile art is an incredibly complex, precise, and time-consuming stitch-by-stitch way to create an image or pattern. The textiles on display here are worthy of special admiration.
Located on the ground floor of Mayfair Center, 3390 Mary St., Suite 128, the gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. A reception will take place on Saturday, October 5 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The exhibit runs through October 21.
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