- NAME of exhibit: Reimagined: Innovations in Fiber by Alex Trimino and Carrie Sieh
- DATE of exhibit: January 23 - May 7, 2016
- TIME of event: Tues-Fri 10:00-4:00; Sat. 12:00-4:00
- LOCATION of event: Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts
- ADDRESS of the location: Florida Institute of Technology, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901
- WEBSITE: http://textiles.fit.edu
- PHONE NUMBER for public use: 321-674-8313
About the ExhibitReimagined will present the work of Miami-based contemporary artists whose manipulation of fiber is characterized by the use of experimental materials. Selections challenge traditionally conceived “craft” materials by redefining their function and context. Sourced items showcase the featured artists’ experimentation with integrative installations, while reemphasizing the role of textiles as a visually communicative and diverse art form.
Alex Trimino creates illuminated fiber-based sculptures and installations. Her work re-contextualizes the traditional use of colloquial, lo-tech crafts; crochet, knittings and weavings exploring social views on civilization, technology and gender. In her work old things, old ways and new technologies commingle together; exploring how we connect to reality today. She uses embroidery and technology, creating a connection between past and present. In 2013 Trimino's work was part of "OpenArt" International Art Symposium, Sweden and her solo exhibition "Dark Light" was presented at Läns Museum, West Gallery, Örebro, Sweden.
Carrie Sieh is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is rooted in textiles, technology, and history. Exhibition sites include Miami International Airport, Bienes Museum of the Modern Book, Coral Gables Museum, MDC Museum of Art & Design, Charles Deering Estate, Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, and David Castillo Gallery. Collections include Bernice Steinbaum (Miami), Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz (Ft. Lauderdale FL) Mandy Patinkin & Kathryn Grody (NYC), the James Hotel (Miami Beach), United Way Miami-Dade, and the Leland Tea Company (San Francisco), as well as private collections in the United States and Uruguay. Her practice focuses primarily on the roles of technology, psychology, and political economy in human behavior.
Image Credits: Carrie Sieh, A New Order of Invalids, 2014. 72" x 72". Encaustic, polymer medium, crocheted cotton, plexiglas, and wood. Image courtesy of artist.