Art of Cloth
July 11, 2015 – Feb. 7, 2016
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Terminal 3, level 2, seven display cases
From apparel to blankets, textiles have been an integral part of human daily life for thousands of years. Originally utilitarian and born of necessity, fabric protected us from the elements and kept us warm at night. Today, the use of fabric has evolved into an art material and a means of artistic expression.
This exhibition features 15 Arizona artists that transform cloth and thread into contemporary artworks. These fiber artists design, sew and fabricate their creations based on their experiences, imagery and ideas rather than traditional patterns.
Many of these artists have used fabric-working techniques such as hand-dyeing, piecing, stitchery, appliqué and quilting. Others have used art processes such as printing, painting and drawing while some have repurposed clothing or photographic imagery into their works. They are all practicing the Art of Cloth.
Image Caption for photo above:
Eleanor Bostwick, “W” Highlights, 1992, fabric, 47” diam.
Image Caption for photo above right:
Jo Van Loo, Inukshuk, 2014, fabric, 44.5 x 47.5”