My longtime friend and colleague Susan Berstler, founder of the Nave Gallery and Nave Gallery Annex in Somerville, invited me to co-curate an exhibition with her this spring. The result: Embroidered Truths & Woven Tales, the latest iteration of the Nave Gallery'’s annual focus on fiber.
This eclectic exhibition explores the way that 16 artists use fiber techniques -- embroidery, crochet, knitting, weaving, soft sculpture – in combination with traditional or unusual materials – silk, salvaged or repurposed items, yarn, hair, and imprinted paper – to reveal a hint of a story or tell an elaborate tale. The work ranges from elegant to rambunctious; themes include family history, environmental activism, gender politics, and more. True to the Nave’s commitment to diversity, the exhibit brings together emerging and established artists.
Sarah E. Jenkins
Ayelet Lindenstrauss Larsen
On view April 29 to May 22, 2016.