Featured Artist at Capitol Contemporary Gallery
During the month of March, I am a featured artist at Capitol Contemporary Gallery in downtown Boise, Idaho. A selection of artworks from my Field Studies series is on display. This series features textile pieces inspired by particular locations in the West.
I piece together colorful images of places I have visited using varying degrees of abstraction. The works portray unique geological features, atmospheric landscape colors and expansive skies.
I chose locations inspired by Idaho for the majority of the pieces in this exhibition. Hand-dyed fabrics capture the basic essence of the landscape with stitching adding textural elements.
Rachel Teannalach’s Idaho landscape oil paintings are also featured, as well as jewelry by Karen Klinefelter. Karen uses Tagua nut material as the basis for her jewelry, which she carves into and colors with various methods.
On March 9, from 5:30 – 7 pm, I will be giving a demonstration of my free-motion stitching. This is a free-handed drawing technique I use with my sewing machine. The needle goes up and down and I maneuver the fabric to make the line go where I want it to go. Rachel will be demonstrating her painting techniques. Karen Klinefelter will have a trunk show of more of her jewelry.
The exhibition is up through the end of March. Artworks by other gallery members are also on view.