SEEDS: Anna Kristina GoranssonOn view: October 2-26, 2014Opening Reception: Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6-8pmArtist Talk: Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7-9pm
“Anna Kristina Goransson: Seeds” is part of UFORGE’s partnership with the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts in Jamaica Plain, where Goransson, a Swedish-born furniture-maker and sculptor, teaches fiber craft workshops. She discovered the medium of felt while working towards her MFA in Fiber Arts at UMass Boston. She is attracted to the versatility of the material, constantly finding new ways to push its limits. Inspired by natural forms and patterns, her work revels in the simplicity of repeated forms, creating abstract installations notable for their tactility and effective use of color. This show introduces a new series whose shapes pull from seedpods and other plant life, rendered in muted tones so that their fuzzy felted textures, shadow casts, and circular negative spaces take focus.