If you’re in the Bay Area, take a visit to Johansson Projects (2300 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA, phone: 510- 444-9140) for the opening Thursday night 6-9pm of Thread, a survey of sewn, stitched and woven works whose common thread is the media, not the medium. By re-exploring the functional avenues of textiles and materials, these eight artists begin to converse in a neo-craft dialect which diverges greatly from its domestic and industrial traditions. Pins are re-invented as figurative joinery, refuse amassed to render owls, interactive fabric measures changes in electro-magnetic frequencies, making the outcome from these dexterous hands undeniably rare.
The show draws from the prolific work of eight local and internationally shown artists which include: Devorah Sperber, Katie Lewis, Steve MacDonald, Kathryn Spence, Tucker Schwarz, Christy Matson and Lia Cook. Pictured above is Steve MacDonald’s Cuckoo-Clock (gessoed canvas and embroidered thread).
For more info, visit the Johansson Projects web site here – Link.