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Woven Landscapes Opening Reception

January 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free
Woven Landscapes Opening Reception- Susan Balascio - The Palette & The Page

Join us at the Opening Reception for
‘Woven Landscapes’ Exhibition

Artist: Susan Balascio
Fiber artist solo show

Reception: Jan. 10 from 5-8pm

On Display: Jan. 7-31

Come meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments during the evening.

Show Description

Woven Landscapes is an exhibition by fiber artist Susan Balascio that explores the ancient art of weaving as a way to create ethereal, subtly shifting landscape-esque works. In these abstract ‘landscapes’, hue, texture and intensity combine to create the illusion of depth and atmosphere. Balascio works both intuitively and intentionally guiding the hand-dyed fibers to transform into works that are both tranquil and captivating.

Artist’s Statement

At first glance, my work may look minimal, however, upon closer inspection one is drawn in by the many layers of interwoven fiber.

My weaving process is labor-intensive and precise, involving hundreds of individual strands of yarn or thread. And yet, the end result is a unified piece evoking the idea of an ethereal ‘landscape’. Hue, texture and intensity combine to create the illusion of depth and atmosphere. Yarn for the weft (horizontal threads) is selected with both intuition and intention often surprising me with its ability to transform the hand-painted warp yarns (vertical threads) into something totally new and exciting. I will often weave several yards of fabric and then allow the ‘landscapes’ to identify themselves within the yardage. It is the thrill of watching such randomness blossom amidst the centuries old process of weaving that fills me with joy.

Details

Date:
January 10, 2020
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Newark Arts Alliance
Phone:
(302) 266-7266
Email:
Info@newarkartsalliance.org
Website:
https://www.newarkartsalliance.org/

Venue

Newark Arts Alliance
276 E. Main Street Suite 102
Newark, DE 19711 United States
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Phone:
(302) 266-7266
Website:
https://www.newarkartsalliance.org/