On Thursday, UFG premiered two brand new exhibits for the month of February. The group show, titled "Woven," challenged artists to consider different connections in their lives and work, whether through a literal process of weaving or through an exploration of natural and man-made systems. The result is an exhibit filled with embroidery, collage, drawing, sculpture, photography, and painting by various local artists who interpret this concept in unique ways. Many works incorporate thread and textiles in some way, while others focus on visual connections, such as highways and spider webs. Showing concurrently with "Woven" is the latest Revolver solo show, "When All the Plants Need Water," spotlighting the work of Eliot School teacher Joetta Maue. Her embroidered fabric pieces are fragile and delicate, yet at the same time bold and eye-catching. They reflect moments in the artist's everyday life, including scribbled sentence fragments and domestic still lifes. She moves a colorful thread throughout soft white cotton, toying with line and texture, but the largest piece represents a new direction for the artist in its increased scale and neutral palette.
Catch a glimpse of these new shows in photos below, and stop by the gallery to view their intricate details and surprises in person! Both "Woven" and "Joetta Maue: When All the Plants Need Water" run through Sunday, March 2, 2014.
Exhibiting "Woven" Artists:
Myron Belfast, Margery Buckingham, Stephanie Cave, Liz Cinquino, Sandrine Colson-Inam, Danielle Festa, Amy Hitchcock, Kelly Knight, Emily Manning-Mingle, Kevin Melia, Erica Nazarro, Ilene Perlman, Stacy Piwinski, Phil Ryan, Iris Sonnenschein, Joanne Steeves, Kristi Lyn Stevenson, Gayle White