Woven Landscapes Opening Reception
January 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
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.
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.
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.