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Fiber Flotsam Colony/Bird's Eye View

Posted on: Wednesday, June 23, 2010




*above images by Abigail Doan for (Re)Fashioning Fiber 2010

Wear it! Feel it! Accessories by Eun Yeong Jeong

Posted on: Tuesday, June 15, 2010

material: wool, kuwa branches, lotus, mischa’s cremains, dirt, copper via Eun Yeong Jeong

While researching imagery for an upcoming fiber project with lace, wool, and succulents, I came across these amazing fiber and vegetation accessories by Eun Yeong Jeong. These works are obviously so much more that wearable art. They speak to the spirit of materials and the afterlife of design.

material: wool, cactus, copper, stainless steel via Eun Yeong Jeong

material: wool, cactus, copper via Eun Yeong Jeong

To think that cotton-candy-swaddled cacti might be one-upped by a loofah kimono? Craft + ritual abounds.

material: loofah, nylon thread, linen cloth via Eun Yeong Jeong

via Thread NY

Open House Visit with Hildur Asgeirsdóttir Jónsson

Posted on: Thursday, June 10, 2010




The above photos are from an open house that I attend the other evening for artist Hildur Asgeirsdóttir Jónsson. Curator, artist, and social spaces innovator, Austin Thomas, was the co-host of this event. Hildur lives between Iceland and Ohio, and her work ethereally demonstrates both intimate connections and distant views of landscapes suggestive of her northern homeland. An alchemical fusing of both silk weaving and painting also creates surfaces that are multi-dimensional and atmospherically pure in palette.

The salon hosted by Austin Thomas (in foreground with the cool trainers)

Hildur Asgeirsdóttir Jónsson seated adjacent to her exquisite work

You can learn more about Hildur Asgeirsdóttir Jónsson via William Busta Gallery

THE MERZBUSH connects Bushwick to ALL

Posted on: Saturday, June 05, 2010

MERZ installation by Brece Honeycutt

THE MERZBUSH: elegies to Kurt Schwitters
OR 'an ambitious exhibition of installation art that 'makes connection between everything in the world'

OPENS today, SATURDAY, JUNE 5 at Norte Maar

Featuring commissioned installations by: Phong Bui, Ali Aschman, Michele Araujo, Rico Gatson, Suzanne Goldenberg, Brece Honeycutt, Norman Jabaut, Ellen Letcher, Amy Lincoln, Ryan Schroeder, and Josette Urso

This exhibition is held in conjunction with
BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS JUNE 5 + 6

via AT world/drawing on the utopic

'Sound Constructs' (Re)Fashion Fiber

Posted on: Thursday, June 03, 2010

detail of Michelle Vitale Loughlin's knitted 'Towers 1-3' (photo by Abigail Doan)

Not to be missed in (Re)Fashioning Fiber's front gallery installation is the synthesized collaboration between artist Michelle Vitale Loughlin of Woolpunk Studios and Matt Pass, an innovative sound artist and composer based in Colorado.

The two initiated their 'Sound Constructs' collaborative projects in 2007 at the Object and Thought Gallery in Denver, with a two-part construct that involved attaching Loughlin’s piece, ARK, to an installation crafted by Pass out of recycled piano strings. Both components became interactive through the movement of Pass’s piano strings when played. Loughlin and Pass have continued to interweave sound and sculptural elements via a long distance dialogue and the resulting 'sound constructs' series - most recently exhibited in 'Natural Selections' at Greylock Arts in Adams, MA.

'Towers 1-3' nestled together (photo by Abigail Doan)

Tower Strings by Pass is the sound parallel to Towers 1-3 by Vitale Loughlin. Three 12-foot piano strings were strung and then played with wineglasses, mini fans piano hammers, and a French horn mouthpiece. The three set compilation eloquently articulates the movement, pull, and rhythm of Loughlin’s fibrous forms stitched to recycled tomato stands.


When visiting Green Spaces NY to see (Re)Fashioning Fiber, be sure to look for the i-pod that is available in the small 'suet cage' attached to the wall behind Towers 1-3. This will enable you to listen to the original soundscapes and be transported by the rhythms and possibilities of fiber and percussive elements.

Matt Pass is a singer sounder, sculpting aural spaces with voices, delays, filters, field findings, tubes, strings and springs, combining elements of chants, choral clustards, rubbing frequencies, ethniques and analog electronicisms.

Michelle Vitale Loughlin's 'Towers 1-3' at Greenspaces NY (photo by Michelle Vitale Loughlin)

You can also listen to 'Tower Strings' on Michelle Vitale Loughlin's blog. The artist's website is a must as well*WoolPunk Studios.

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