Softer Edges: Fiber artists in the Urban environment
Softer Edges is a group exhibition of fiber/textile artists whose work is inspired directly by the urban environment.
About Softer EdgesThis exhibition is presented as a part of Fiber Philadelphia 2012, an international biennial and regional festival for innovative fiber/textile art.
This exhibition was guest curated by Fiber Artist and Fleisher Faculty Member Marie Elcin. She states:
On the surface level, these artists depict maps, graffiti, street views, apartment life, and the textures of the city. But don’t let the bright colors and soft surfaces lure you into a false sense of security. In these works lurk danger, violence, decay, loss, longing, and concern… Together these artists weave a complex story of urban experience while their choice of fiber media softens the harsh edges of reality.
Dates & Details
Softer Edges will be open to the public from April 9 through April 28, 2012. The opening reception for Softer Edges will be held on Friday, April 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Softer Edges is on view in the Suzanne Fleisher and Ralph Joel Roberts Gallery at 705 Christian Street.
The gallery is open from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. from Monday – Thursday, as well as 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. The gallery is also available by appointment by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natalya Aikens, Scott Andresen, Aubrie Costello, Matthew Cox, Emily Erb, Linda Fernandez, Fibergraf Collaborators (Iviva Olenick and Jon Baker), Kay Healy, Jennifer Hunold, Caroline Latham-Stiefel, Johanna Marshall, Charlene Melhorn, Brenna K. Murphy, Iviva Olenick, and Wendy Osterweil. This exhibition was guest curated by Marie Elcin.