Materiality & Method Exhibition

Textile Arts | Los Angeles announces its first exhibit, Materiality & Method, a small works fiber show. The show runs Sunday, September 8 – Saturday, October 5th, 2019 with an opening reception Sunday, September 8th from 4-6 p.m., in Daniella Carter’s architectural studio Pretty Smart in Long Beach, CA.

Gwen Samuels
Butting head Ram
Giacchina Polly
Over Grown

Materiality & Method showcases the work of 21 artists addressing the intersection of process and material, and how artists address these ideas in their work. The juried show features work using innovative methods that manipulate, re-imagine, and transcend our understanding of material. All forms of fiber art, contained within a footprint of no more than 24″ x 24″, were welcome, including surface design, basketry, weaving, paper, and assemblage.

Aneesa Shami
Joanna Stott

The show runs in concert with Textile Arts’ second annual textile summit, also titled Materiality & Method. The weekend summit features speakers and workshops, and serves as a capstone event for the region’s first annual Textile Month, celebrating textiles throughout Southern California. Since its inception two years ago, Textile Arts has emerged as a thriving collective for knowledge, thoughtful action, and professional support. The organization has expanded its membership to more than 150 working professionals, artists, and enthusiastic craftspeople, who share a vision and commitment to textile arts and artistic expression.

Brittany Wittman McLaughlin
Voices of Guidance

Participating artists and their work include:

Sandy Abrams, Jellypalm

Renae Barnard, The Noise Got Too Loud

Anne M Bray, Leopard x Black and Blue Plaid x Painted Pink Stripe (4 panels)

Carlyn Clark, Writ-in-Water (9 panels)

Penny Collins, Bauhaus Landscape

Dellis Frank, Golden Lady

Polly Jacobs Giacchina, Over Grown

Barbara Bryn Klare, Modern Boro 17

Susan Maddux, Superbloom

Eva Rabin, Sea of Knots

Michael Rohde, 2019.15 (pink)

Gwen Samuels, Butting Head Ram

Joanna Stott, 30Moves

Lydia Tjioe Hall, Vortex

Tamara Tolkin, Kiss Me

Elise Vazelakis, Unravelled

Peggy Weidemann, Secrets

Jamia Weir, Knowledge from within, (Roads Almost Not Taken)

Brittany Wittman McLaughlin, Voices of Guidance

Claudia Zhao, Intersections, a boro study

Anna Zinsmeister, Parents

About Textile Arts | Los Angeles

Textile Arts | Los Angeles cultivates and promotes textile art-making and design in the Los Angeles area. By inspiring conversation and interaction between people and organizations, we are building a community of artists, designers, craftspeople, and enthusiasts who share resources, ideas, and knowledge.

About Pretty-Smart

Pretty/Smart is a multi-disciplinary design firm in Long Beach specializing in custom residential and commercial design. Services provided include architecture, interiors, and custom furniture. The firm was founded in 2007 by Daniella Wilson Carter. Daniella is a Licensed California Architect and Southern California Native, who loves pursuing the process of design to improve our daily experience.

4117 E 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814

Viewing hours are Monday-Thursday 10-4, or by appointment.

tel 562.343.2491

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