Curated by Brooke Erin Goldstein
Opening Reception: Friday, March 9, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: March 9, 2018 – April 28, 2018
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – 2 pm, or by appointment
Fiber is the medium of our lives and memories. Fabric, pattern and texture literally paint our experiences and are in the background of every moment. This makes contemporary textile and fiber based art powerful in a way that allows the artist to push viewers conceptually because the medium is so inherently familiar.
Con/textile/ized presents artist working with textiles and surface design in unique ways as a vehicle to connect intimately with the audience. This show will take the viewer through a transition starting with functional textile work inspired by visual art. Next it will move you to fabric work that references wearable and usable textiles. All culminating with fine art work using fiber and surface as a jumping off point for its visual and conceptual expression.
About the Curator:
Brooke Erin Goldstein is an artist, curator and stylist living in Providence RI. She was born in New City, NY and began taking art and sewing classes at the age of 3. She is graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Textiles. Her creative professional career started with her work as a technical, textiles and surface Designer in the apparel industry. Brooke currently sits on the exhibition committee at the Jamestown Arts Center and the Rhode Island Jewish Museum. She has road tripped through all the continental U.S. States except for Nebraska and likens the changing landscape to her love of textiles and surface design. Brooke currently owns and operates 3 creative businesses. The experience she has gained from being self employed for the last 13 years has made her deeply devoted to the promotion and empowerment of female entrepreneurship world wide.