'REWOVEN' explores fiber art at QCC Art Gallery
by Jennifer Khedaroo
Mar 31, 2017 | 16009 views | 0 0 comments | 417 417 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A new Queensborough Community College art exhibit, “REWOVEN: Innovative Fiber art,” explores conceptual art depicting environmental and social issues. The issues are addressed in a convergence of painted, woven, netted, sewn, assembled and installed artworks.

The exhibition, which runs from March 30–June 17, is an international collaboration between the Taiwanese American Arts Council, the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan, the Godwin-Ternbach Museum and Queens College.

A total of 24 Taiwanese and New York-based artists will be showcased. The works include a wedding gown made from foam core, a sculpture mask of casting paper, and a delicate mobile made from celluloid film. Other works include ‘Glass Orchestra’ made from test tubes and t-pins, and ‘Pollution Solution’ made of strips cut from aluminum cans.

“It is essential to establish such cultural exchanges so that we can share powerful sensibilities that challenge the viewer to see these works not as exhibits, but as questions to solve; to discover these objects changing rhythmically, vibrating with tension and reinventing their forms,” said Faustino Quintanilla, executive director of the QCC Art Gallery, in a statement.

Luchia Meihua Lee, a curator of the “REWOVEN” exhibition and executive director of Taiwanese American Arts Council, added that the artists’ works “naturally display extreme creativity in intuiting and formulating laws to redefine and reshape ‘fiber art’ ideas, practice, and content.” For Lee, the works prosecutes a provocative reweaving, more profound than the term “reweaving.”

Along with Queensborough Community College, the collaborative project will be on display at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum and El Museo de Los Sures in Brooklyn.
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