Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Devotion To Thread

Woodland Pattern with the support of the Milwaukee Arts Board presents........
Devotion To Thread
May 17- June 14, 2008
Reception May 31st, 5-9pm
Visiting artist Garth Johnson will give his "Extreme Craft" talk at 7pmIt's funny Drew should mention Diem Chau– I'll be in a show with her and a bunch of other awesome stitchers come May! It's curated by Faythe Levine who is currently finishing up a crafting documentary called Handmade Nation. (She's is also a fellow musical saw player!)
Check out her sites!
If you're in Milwaukee next month definitely check out the show. It should be pretty fantastic!

+++More info below:

Woodland Pattern
720 E. Locust Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
414. 263. 5001

Featuring work by 15 national artists:
Chris Niver, Diem Chau, Emily Eibel, Jenny Hart, Kate Bingman-Burt, Kristin Loffer Theiss, Lisa Solomon, Merrliee Challis, Orly Cogan, Pippi Zornoza, Rebecca Schoenecker, Shannon Rankin, Steve Macdonald, Xander Marro, Melissa Woods

  • Limited edition hand-assembled catalog, free to visitors
  • Reception & visiting artist talk on May 31st at 7pm with Garth Johnson of
  • Decal-O-Mania! Workshop with Garth Johnson, Sunday May 31 (contact Woodland Pattern for more information)
Curator's statement:
When I received my February/March American Craft Magazine there was a statement in reference to fiber artist Lenore Tawney talking about her "Devotion To Thread". It struck me as the perfect title for the upcoming show I was putting together for Woodland Pattern that would focus on artists working with components of "handcraft". I am pleased to bring together 15 artists from Milwaukee to New York, Alabama to California, that all work in a variety of mediums and methods, with the common "thread" of thread in their work.
My hope for this show is that the viewer will not only walks away with a new appreciation of using hand and machine embroidery, sewing, needlework, and handcraft within art, but will also feel inspired to go home and create. I am honored to be working with such a creatively diverse group of artists that are at varying degrees within their artistic careers willing to come together and celebrate their devotion to what ties them together, thread.


ILANA KOHN said...

crazy coincidence! anything new for the show?

Andrew DeGraff said...

that is a crazy coinkydink. I was totally thinking of Emily when I saw this, little did I know she, of course, had already seen it. Or that she played the musical saw.