Fountain House Gallery, located at 702 Ninth Avenue and representing artists living with mental illness, announces the upcoming opening of Knotted, Pieced & Wound, a group exhibition featuring works of fiber art.
Knotted, Pieced & Wound is curated by Sarah Margolis-Pineo, Curator, Hancock Shaker Village Museum (Pittsfield, MA). Said Margolis-Pineo, “The Fountain House Gallery artists really embraced the spirit of this exhibition, producing an astonishing array of works that challenge and expand what we think of as fiber art. Works like Lily Ng’s gown made from MetroCards, Straphanger’s Ball, use traditional techniques such as weaving, embroidery, and patchwork, to transform non-traditional found or modified materials. Other artists like Alyson Vega allow fiber to guide form, inventing a distinctive language for their sculptural practice that merges imagination and intuition.”
Knotted, Pieced & Wound is a contemporary multimedia exhibition featuring a selection of works that in some way draw from the materials, tools, and/or techniques of fiber art. Exploring themes ranging from the political to the deeply personal, the artists blend tradition and innovation to create works highlighting a diverse range of materials and processes—some familiar, others unexpected. Questioning the distinctions between art and craft, gallery and home, object and tactile experience, Knotted, Pieced & Wound presents a unique view into the constantly evolving medium of fiber.
This program is funded, in part, by generous support from the Hearst Foundation, Inc., the Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the David Rockefeller Fund, and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.