Following the Thread
August 3 - September 2, 2017
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts
529 West 20th Street, Suite 6W
New York, NY
The distinct divide between the worlds of art and craft has been rapidly shrinking. Artists who work with textiles are being welcomed into the contemporary art world like never before. Following the Thread celebrates a selection of these artists who are experimenting with and being inspired by textiles and the techniques used to work with them in a modern way. Drawn to the aesthetics or the cultural and political connotations of textiles, their work looks to the tenets of painting, applying notions of space, form, and color to their manipulation of fabric and thread. Including artworks by Emily Barletta, Eric Blum, Sarah, Irvin, Sydney Licht, Holly Miller, Gina Occhiogrosso, Marilla Palmer, Debra Smith, and Yolanda Sánchez.
U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong & Macau
Art in Embassies
Including artworks by Emily Barletta, Eric Dever, R.W. Franklin, Isaac Tin Wei Lin, and Phliip Taffe.
Attention to Detail
Fancy Schmancy Gallery
Patience is a virtue. Tiny intertwining lines, stitch after embroidered stitch, sculpted woven paper, perfectly perfect concentric circles, and painted dots as far as the eye can see. All five of these women create meticulous worlds, and in this case, they made them specifically for this very detailed show. Artists include Emily Barletta, Gunjan Aylawadi, Jaime Derringer, Jaime Rovenstine, and Sarah Gee Miller. Artwork pictured by Jaime Rovenstine.
March 24th - April 22nd
Paradigm Gallery + Studio
746 S. 4th Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA
"Stitched" is an exhibition focusing on artwork that makes use of embroidery and stitching techniques. Featuring artwork by Emily Barletta, Matthew Cox, Andrea Farina, Sam Gibson, Erica Gray, Kimika Hara, Kay Healy, Michelle Kingdom, Terézia Krnáčová, Brenna K. Murphy, Giselle Quinto, Hannalie Taute , Margaret Timbrell, Teresa of Teeteeheehee, Hillary Waters, Ulla-Stina Wikander, and Meghan Willis.
Underlying system is not known
Current trends in pattern and repetition
January 7 to February 18, 2017
1709 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL
This exhibition features artists who utilize pattern and repetition. The works in this show include elements such as structure, geometry, angularity, obsession, labor, horror vacuii, internal logic, confusion, complexity, labyrinths, architecture, taxonomy, grids and more. Exhibiting artists are Karen Arm, Elizabeth Atterbury, Emily Barletta, Joell Baxter, Ryan Travis Christian, Matthew Craven, Jenny Crowe, Edie Fake, Risa Hricovsky, James Jankowiak, Karla Knight, Jessica Labatte, Miller & Shellabarger, Hermonie Only, Sasha Pierce, Bayne Peterson, Andrew Scott Ross, David Salkin, Geoffrey Todd Smith, Ron Thomas, Suzanne Treister, and Chan Mei Yu.
The exhibition “RED” demonstrates how contemporary artists are employing shades of red—ranging from flaming scarlets, pale pinks, and deep burgundies— to underscore metaphorical meaning as well as create graphic intrigue. No matter how each individual artist uses the color red, all create a distinct definition for the hue: a symbol of passion, a marker of protection, or a connotation of beauty, inner life and mortality. While red might not be the most predominant color in every piece, it indeed carries the most visual and conceptual weight. Artists include Emily Barletta, Serena Bocchino, Pat Brentano, Cathy Choi, Valerie Hammond, Julie Heffernan, Heidi Howard, Sean McDonough, Margeaux Walter, Kimberly Witham.
January 20 - February 25, 2017
De Chiara Projects
3670 Main Street
Stone Ridge, NY
Artists include: Courtney Starrett, Betsy Alwin, Ippolita Ferrari, Emily Barletta, Rachel Urkowitz, Elana Herzog, Delia Gonzalez, Melinda Hackett, Ruth Mckinney Burket, Summer Wheat, Nin Brudermann, Cheyenne Mallo and Liz Cunningham.
In the Details
January 6th - March 31st, 2016
404 Pine Street
In the Details features the mesmerizing, complex artwork of seventeen artists: David Ambrose, Emily Barletta, Mel Bernstine, Halsey Chait, Cathy Cone, Jonathan Cowan, Denise Driscoll, Lori Ellison, Patricia Fabricant, Jeanne Heifetz, Karen Henderson, Taney Roniger, Jessica Rosner, Gowri Savoor, Lynda Schlosberg, Oriane Stender, and Carleen Zimbalatti. The labor-intensive quality of their work invites the viewer into an inner world that is both tranquil and multidimensional.
Mind over Matter
Curated by Jorge Vidal
501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL
August 26th-October 22nd, 2016
Opening Reception, Friday, Aug 26th, 5:30-8:30
Since our beginnings, we have looked around us for materials we could manipulate to fill our needs and further our development. The shaping of wood and fiber into objects that reflect our place in this world has been a central part of human life. How can one look to these artifacts to tell our story without considering the maker? It is only through their eyes that we can understand the traditions, values and technology of their time. Exhibiting artists include Dona Anderson, Emily Barletta, Erik and Martin Demaine, Jessica Drenk, Lisa Kokin, Christopher Kurtz, Polly Adams Sutton. Also featured: Veiled Portal, a site specific installation created as a collaboration by the members of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild.
92 St Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn, NY
March 4 - April 10, 2016
Opening Reception March 4, 6-9pm
Curated by Jeanne Heifitz
Passing Through brings together 12 artists who work with thread, whether as dimensional line, to embody time, or to map the world's unseen forces. For some, thread is an essential component of the finished work; for others thread passes through the process as a tool, present only in the potent traces it leaves behind. Exhibiting artists include, Chris Arabadjis, Takeshi Arita, Emily Barletta, Lorrie Fredette, Emily Hass, Daniel G. Hill, Robert Lansden, Oriane Stender, Audrey Stone, August Ventimiglia, Susan Walsh, Tenesh Webber. Inaugurating the Sculpture Space of the gallery, Barbara Campisi.
Best of Brooklyn, a curated collection of artwork available at One Kings Lane, featuring works by Emily Barletta, Christian Johnson, Charlotte Evans, and selected works from Curated Gallery, opening February 16th, 2016.
Intimacy + Materiality
January 22 - April 10, 2016
Opening: Friday, January 22nd 6:00-8:00pm
Helen Day Art Center
90 Pond Street, Stowe, VT 05672
Artists in this exhibition use traditional labor intensive techniques to create contemporary artworks in a variety of mediums. Artists include Sarah Amos, Mike Andrews, Emily Barletta, Jodi Collela, Liz Collins, Elizabeth Fram, Wylie Sofia Garcia, Amy Honchell, Kathleen Schneider, Fraser Taylor, with a collaboration from Rebecca Purcell, J. Morgan Puett, and Jeffrey Jenkins.
Objects of Desire
Opening November 20, 2015
Arte Haus Collectif
352 East 900 South, Salt Lake City, UT
Exhibiting Artists Include: Holly Addi, Emily Barletta, Trent Call, Tanja Eligendaal, Odile Escolier, Steve Larson, and Nathalie Leverger.
The New Textiles: Transformed
October 3 - November 7
358 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
Reception: Saturday, October 24, 3-5pm
A group invitational, The New Textiles: Transformed will include works showcasing a variety of unique techniques and unlikely materials that mirror the look of textiles and explore the definition of what a textile truly is. This exhibition will transform the possibilities of textile art through textural forms and media. Textiles can spring from unlikely sources including paper, glass, metal, silicone and plastics. The New Textiles celebrates the bold sculptural forms of baskets, the graphic imagery of tapestries and all surfaces that are embellished both narrative and abstract.
Biennale Internationale du lin de Portneuf: Work & Worth
June 20 - September 27, 2015
Curated by Lalie Douglas and Barbara Wisnowski
Deschambault, Quebec, Canada - at various historical sites
(My artwork can be viewed in the Moulin de La Chervrotière building)
The very existence of art challenges notions of useless versus productive work. The 23 International artists exhibiting question this assessment through references to artistic traditions, domestic and textile work or other undervalued practices. Similarly questioning the attribution of value to materials themselves, the Biennale artists explore the physical properties of flax in all its forms and ask: is a material intrinsically valuable or is it a function of its abundance, rarity, usefulness, or historical or marketing.
curated by Jeanne Heifetz
92 St Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn NY
February 27-March 29th, 2015
Opening reception, Friday February 27th, 6-9pm
We live in the age of "big data." Through the reach of the internet, researchers in almost every field can now analyze thousands, even millions, of discrete bits of information, uncovering patterns and significance that smaller data sets could never reveal. Like "big data" researchers, the artists in our show make discoveries that are only possible through the aggregation of multiple small bits of information. Whether drawn or painted, stitched or torn, stamped or struck with a typewriter key, these works' patterns and imagery emerge from the process itself, a painstaking accumulation of tiny repeated marks. Participating artist are: Emily Barletta, Janice Caswell, Clint Fulkerson, Colleen Ho, Sarah Morejohn, Sharyn O'Mara, Paula Overbay, Jessica Rosner, Mia Rosenthal, Karen Schiff, Drew Shiflett, Allyson Strafella and Robert Walden.
A Common Thread
The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
Guest Curated by Susan O'Malley
March 7th - July 5th
520 S. 1st Street, San Jose CA
A Common Thread brings together the artwork of seventeen contemporary artists from across the United States who examine and sometimes subvert the centuries-old tradition of needlework. Representing a sampling of a larger wave of stitching fanatics, the artists in A Common Thread find inspiration in the medium’s history, materials, technique, and process to create works that are surprising, provocative, and at times, deeply personal. The exhibit runs from March 7 – July 5, 2015 with an opening reception March 15, from 2-4 pm.
Artwork by: Emily Barletta, Gwenn Beope, Chandra Cerrito, Joe Cunningham, Lauren DiCioccio, Josh Greene, Aubrey Longley-Cook, Joetta Maue, Stacey Page, Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Jeana Eva Klein, Rebecca Ringquist, LJ Roberts, Hadar Sobol, Jessica Tang, Claudia Tennyson, and Amanda Valdez.
Many people far and wide are reeling from news of the sudden passing of beloved Bay Area artist and curator of this exhibit, Susan O’Malley, who collapsed last Wednesday, Feb. 24th, and never regained consciousness while in her last week of pregnancy with twins, who survived only briefly. I hope this exhibit helps to honor her life and celebrate her legacy. Please visit |http://www.http://morebeautifulthanyoucouldeverimagine.com/morebeautifulthanyoucouldeverimagine.com for more information.
Tessere Storie (Weaving Stories)
Curated by Nila Shabd Bonetti & Marta Grasso
Fabrica Del Vapore, Milan, Italy
This exhibition is produced by Labratorio Alchemico, curated by Nila Shabnam Bonetti and Marta Grasso, in collaboration with the Municipality of Milan. The event is sponsored by the National Chamber for Italian Fashion, with the help of Cariplo Foundation and the Association of AmAMi. It is an exhibition that relates weaving to contemporary art practice with 13 participating artists.
For this exhibit 60 artists were asked to make work that is 4 x 6 inches. These works will be available to view and purchase on the Artstream website on November 7 here.
In August 2013 at Little Berlin Gallery in Philadelphia, six artists working in diverse mediums presented work in an exhibition entitled Growth and Decay. One year later, these artists come together again in another biomorphic art exhibition entitled The Vital Flux. The concept behind this exhibition is the importance of change. Living organisms are constantly evolving and adapting to new circumstances. This artwork is a continuation of where they left off, and an indication of the many different directions they are heading. Each artist has their own unique visual language and creative interpretation of the living world, providing a unique viewing experience that combines elements of biology with a delicate mix of surrealism and abstraction.
Participating Artists: Emily Barletta, Alana Bograd, Jackie Brown, Marguerita Hagan, Samantha Jones, and Angela McQuillan
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 28th, 7 - 9pm
205 E. 64th Street
New York, NY
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is committed to sharing contemporary art that both fascinates and inspires visitors within its outpatient centers. Fresh Air, our 3rd ArtSpace64 art exhibition, is featured on all four floors of the 64th Street Outpatient and Innovation Center and invites visitors to connect with nature. Through a wide variety of styles and media, each artwork offers a reminder of the world both within and beyond the New York City skyline. This expansive exhibition features artworks from the MSK permanent art collection as well as over 70 artworks generously on loan through March 2015.
Featuring works by: Elana Adler, Ben Altman, Pat Badt, Frank Badur, Gordon Baldwin, Emily Barletta, Michelle Benoit, Rachel Burgess, Kelly Chiello, Julia Colavita, Mary Ellen Doyle, Karen Fitzgerald, John Folchi, Lauren Gidwitz, Lois Gold, Patricia de Groot, Suejin Jo, Suejin Jo, Robert M. Kulicke, Donna Levinstone , Robert Mangold, Robert Moore, Ricardo Morin, Judith Murray, Sabina Pauta Pieslak, Fairfield Porter, Eric Rosner, Roy Secord, Helaine Soller, Victor Vasarely, Andre Vignoles, Sanford Wurmfeld, Robert Yasuda, Sung Won Yun
If you would like to join me at the opening please RSVP to email@example.com by May 20th. Thank you.
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Repetition and Ritual
Minnesota Museum of American Art
332 N. Robert Street
St. Paul, MN
Nov 7, 2013 to Jan 19, 2014
Sonya Young James curated a group exhibition featuring works by 15 artists. James selected artists who use the fiber medium for sculptural rather than textile work. Many artists use traditional fiber techniques with highly unconventional materials, including pig’s intestine, human hair, horse hair, monofilament, and metal. Other artists in the exhibition use traditional fibers but experiment with techniques borrowed from painting and sculpture, such as drawing on a wall with fiber, wrapping pieces of cloth around a frame, and the use of found objects.
December 1 – January 31, 2014
Opening Reception: December 7th - December 8th
The Art House
Los Angeles CA
The Art House is located in Los Angeles, California and is open by appointment. Please contact Jacquie Israel to set up an appointment.