Complexity is now open!
Once again a phenomenal exhibit of handwoven art is presented in Complexity 2018: Innovations in Weaving. The Complexity committee, chaired by Susan Bowman, have worked tirelessly to bring this exhibit to life and are delighted to announce that it is now open. It will be at the Metro Gallery in Reno’s City Hall from now until Thursday July 12.
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We are very grateful to our jurors, Kay Faulkner, Janice Lessman-Moss and Jette Vandermeiden.
Kay Faulkner has pursued a weaving career for over 30 years as both a production weaver and a creator of individual designs for solo and group exhibitions. She teaches nationally, internationally and from her studio. She is fascinated by the potential of the woven structure, from the simple to that of great complexity. Her research is wide ranging and has taken her from the development of woven shibori (in parallel to the work done by Catharine Ellis) to her current research into textile techniques from South East Asia. Articles on these and other topics have been published. Kay lives in Birkdale, Australia. Web: www.kayfaulkner.com.au and blog: www.kayfaulkner.wordpress.com.
Janice Lessman-Moss is currently Professor and Head of the program in Textile Art at Kent State University. She received her BFA from Tyler School of Art and her MFA from the University of Michigan. Since 1981, she has exhibited her woven art work throughout the United States and internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Galleria Willa in Lodz, Poland, the Museum of Fine Art and Culture in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and at the Kent State University Museum. She has been the recipient of Individual Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council, an Arts Midwest/NEA Fellowship, and the Governor’s Award for Individual Artist in Ohio in 2016. www.janicelessman-moss.com
Jette Vandermeiden is a widely respected Canadian weaver and teacher with an in-depth knowledge of weave theory and cloth structure. She is a textile consultant on drawloom, Jacquard and damask to researchers at museums, television and individuals and has helped develop weaving curriculum for college fiber arts programs. A prolific writer and teacher, Jette has conducted classes and workshops across Canada, USA, England, Holland and Belgium and is a regular columnist for FIBRE FOCUS. Jette weaves and collects linen damask, studying the common use of design elements across time and geographical regions. A focus on loom modifications has led her to develop “baby drawloom” using existing table looms. One of her recent projects is a series of YouTube videos to help weavers solve basic weaving problems: YouTube.com/weavingwithjette. Her goal is to share weaving skills so this ancient craft will continue to enrich our lives.
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View the work from previous exhibits in our Complexity galleries.