MCLA Gallery 51 : Threaded
Tweeks and twists on tradition and use, straddling the fine line of "craft" and "art", "Threaded" features a variety of unconventional objects and spaces made from fabric, yarn and thread.
is something innately approachable, touchable and available about
textiles: they are made to be pliable, manipulated altered, to fit
the form of the body or object they conceal or reveal.
Reaching for the materials at hand the artists in Threaded
communicate their thoughts on gender, isolation, love, and a desire
for human connection. The works speak about being soft and
flexible. They are held together by string." -curators Ven Voisey & Angela Zammarelli
and national artists participating in this exhibit include:
am in constant remaking; my process is that of constant revision and
recall in the hope of moving forward as I circle back." Tim Abel
holds a Master's of Arts in Art Therapy from New York University
and is currently an early childhood art educator at the Kohl
Children's Museum just north of Chicago.
her dreadful attempts at quilting took her away from the art form for
nearly 15 years, Karylee Doubiago is once again quilting. "My
quilts are a mix of photography, paints and dyes, thread work and
fabric manipulation. I utilize whatever technique it requires to
tell the complete story."
a Master of Arts Education from the University of Minnesota, Michael
Gaughan was a visiting artist at the Walker Art Center and a winner
of the Jerome Grant for Emerging Artists.
San Francisco, CA to Williamstown, MA, Olivia Park received her
Bachelor of Art from Williams College. She wants to be a surgeon, a
psychiatrist, a neurologist, an architect, a writer,a teacher. So she
Michel: "My quilts combine several of my loves: printmaking, collage,
American history and dump-picking." A fabric collage artist from
South Hadley, MA, Carla is a graduate from Swain School of Design,
and holds a BFA in Painting and Printmaking. She is also a graduate
from Pedigree Institute of Dog Grooming and is a Poodle Book Award
are in process. Like a scar healing, there are new layers of meaning
perpetually created within our skin. I am exploring this process of
becoming." emmett ramstad just completed his MFA at Minneapolis
College of Art and Design and is currently living in Oakland, CA.
Roth is an artist living in Chicago. In her artist statement she
says: "I want to, I always want to, but it means that I need you,
that I need something, and I want to be something that needs
St. Francis Decky: Stephen St. Francis Decky characters are born in acrylic paints then
later brought out into the real world as hand-sewn dolls. These dolls
are then placed on sets and either photographed or filmed back into
that other world.
Voisey is a multi-disciplinary artist and MCLA Gallery 51 Gallery
I was a kid, I had a bird named Sammy. Sammy was a cockatiel.
Throughout his long days in his cage, he often picked at his
feathers. Every once and a while, he would violently shiver, and his
loose feathers would fall out through the rungs of the cage, and onto
printmaker, sculptor and book artist based, Melissa Wagner-Lawler
currently teaches at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.
Melissa's newest line of work (fictional accidents made by 'crafty'
processes) was fueled by her morbid curiosity and fascination for the
Weber currently lives and works in Boise, Idaho. Weber is primarily a
self-taught artist, having studied one year at PNCA (2005-2006). Her
bodies of work have included costumery, puppetry, and sculpture in
addition to painting, gilding, drawing, and serigraph.
Angela Zammarelli: Angela Zammarelli received her MFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and is currently based in Northampton. "I like play and the idea of it being a portal to other worlds and dimensions."