Excellence in Fiber IV - Online Exhibition

"Fiber Art Network/Fiber Art Now and New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! (NBAM) present Excellence in Fibers VI, an online exhibition sponsored by Fiber Optic Center. Exhibition jurors, Caroline Kipp, Curator of Contemporary Art, The Textile Museum, George Washington University, and Lisa L. Kriner, President of the Textile Society of America and Professor of Art at Berea College, have selected 52 outstanding works of art from over 1100 entries." (Quoted from the website.)

December 1, 2020 – March 28, 2021 https://newbedfordart.org/fibers/

To access the images, click on one of the stationary images - those with explanatory notes - and left and right arrows will appear, allowing readers to move from image to image including detailed formats.

Image posted on the All posts page is Fault Lines by Tali Weinberg, Urbana Illinois, 2019.

(Left) The detailed image of Fault Lines.

"In 2018, the US became the largest extractor of oil and gas in the world. Fault Lines is composed of 94–125 years of temperature data for each of the six top oil-extracting states in the US ,Texas, North Dakota, Alaska, California, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. The size of the piece 5 x 9.5 feet mimics that of the flags used to drape military coffins. This is a nod to the patriotic language used to justify the violence of fossil fuel extraction and the many casualties it leaves behind, human and nonhuman, inside and outside of the industry. The color palette drew from sedimented earth and Oklahoma’s landscapes, from red clay soil to prairie grass. Parts of the cloth are left unwoven, pointing to the scars and voids resulting from extraction. Roughly stitched together, the panels reveal fault lines that reference breaks in the earth and a fractured social structure." From the explanatory notes on the website.


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