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Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center - Flora | Fauna | Fiber

Open Tuesday - Sunday 

Open Tuesday - Sunday 

Alexandra Kehayoglou, 360 Panorama, Sun Study (detail), 2016. Hand-tufted textile (Courtesy of the artist)

Flora | Fauna | Fiber
Textiles in contemporary art

June 4 – October 9, 2022
Anne Noland Edwards Gallery
Free

About the exhibition

Flora | Fauna | Fiber features contemporary textile works rooted in the representation and exploration of nature. This exhibition will examine recent trends in contemporary art that challenge the stereotypical association of fibers, textiles and needlework with utilitarian applications or feminine pastimes. Revealing a rich diversity of approaches, techniques and content, the exhibition contains examples of fiber comingled with other media, such as photography. Works range from massive wall installations to jewel-like constructions inspired by the intricacies of the natural world. Informed by plants and animals as well as terrestrial and marine topography, the exhibited works also reference conservation and climate change.

About the artists

Simple vector drawing of a person's head and torso

Vanessa Barragão

Flower of Life

Simple vector drawing of a person's head and torso

Heather Beardsley

Strange Plants, Vienna

Simple vector drawing of a person's head and torso

Hillary Waters Fayle

Patterns of Transcendence II

Simple vector drawing of a person's head and torso

Amy Gross

Silver Bees (h. miserabilis), adapting

Simple vector drawing of a person's head and torso

Emily Jan

The World is Bound by Secret Knots

Simple vector drawing of a person's head and torso

Alexandra Kehayoglou

360 Panorama, Sun Study

Simple vector drawing of a person's head and torso

Amanda McCavour

Poppies

Simple vector drawing of a person's head and torso

Caitlin McCormack

Red Wake

Simple vector drawing of a person's head and torso

Mulyana

Harmony 12

Simple vector drawing of a person's head and torso

Sui Park

Thought Bubbles

Simple vector drawing of a person's head and torso

Claire C. Taylor

Grandpa’s Shoes

Simple vector drawing of a person's head and torso

Stephen Towns

All God’s Chillun Got Wings

Simple vector drawing of a person's head and torso

Melissa Vandenberg

Snake House

Sponsors

We are deeply grateful to the sponsors who helped make this exhibition possible.

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  • Mary Katherine Hogg
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