Bold graphic designs, realistic pictorials, and monochromatic abstracts are just some of the striking pieces that will be showcased during the upcoming “A New Look at Fiber Art,” exhibit, in Melbourne. Featuring the work of the Dirty Dozen Fiber Artists, the exhibit will be on display at the Harris Gallery of the Maxwell C. King Center lobby. On view from January 7th through February 4th, the exhibit will be on view during all King Center events.
As a painter uses paint, so do the members of the Dirty Dozen Fiber Artists use fabric. They cut and place it to create dynamic compositions. Along the way these artists may also scrunch it, tear it, burn it, weave it, foil it, paint it, stitch it, or glue it. But they don’t limit their materials to just fabric. Paper, window screening, plant material, beads, and plastics also find their way into their imaginative works of art. They frequently employ quilt-making techniques as they combine these elements.
The Dirty Dozen Fiber Artists are Barbara Bilbo, Jill Brown, Peggy Horsfield, Elizabeth King, Andrea Luliak, Ellen Lindner, Bev O’Connell, Dij Pacarro, and Ruth Anne Parker.