Threads: Interweaving Textu[r]al Meaning

This year’s Artist Members Exhibition brings together current members of the Center’s artistic community and invited artists who use actual thread as a design element to convey both content and form. Artworks featured in this exhibition represent a broad range of book and related arts, including prints, books, sculptures, and multi-media installation.

Exhibition Checklist:

Andre Lee  Bassuet

Love Pages
(2007) Five pulp, lipstick, thread, altered pages

Jen  Bervin

The Desert
(2008) Machine sewing on digital print

Inge  Bruggeman

Unable to Find Each Other, Let Alone Ourselves
(2007) Letterpress printing, pencil, pochoir and watercolor

Macy  Chadwick & Lisa Hasegawa

(2005) Letterpress, silkscreen, drawing, collage, machine stiching

Rosemarie  Chiarlone

(2007) Embroidery, thread, pelon
Poetry by Susan Weiner

Patricia  Dahlman

(2005) Six thread on stuffed canvases

Ipek  Duben

Crossing series
(2008) Photo print on synthetic silk, thread, wire

Tiffany  Dugan

14 Years
(2009) Paper and embroidery thread

Elsi Vassdal  Ellis

A stitch in Time
(2009) Hand and machine sewing, inkjet on fabric

Jonathan  Fetter-Vorm

The Technic of Suture
(2009) Text, illustrations and design by J. Fetter-Vorm.
Screenprint on felt, yarn, rabbit skin glue

Dianna  Frid

(1999) Cloth, thread

(2002) Cloth, thread, paper, colored pencil – unique book

Ximena Perez  Grobert

Azul (luzazul)
(2009) Knitted and pressed paper

Tanya  Hartman

Prayer Paddles #1-4
(2009) Wood, wire, oil paint, fabric and collage

Candace  Hicks

Common Threads series
(2009) Ten canvas notebooks, thread (embroidery)

Yoko  Inoue

Black Envelope (Sennin-Bari)
(2009) Envelope, India ink, red embroidery thread

Vandana  Jain

The Logo Alphabet
(2006) Thirteen wool embroidery on linen panels

Heather  Johnson

Don’t Know Where I’m Going, But I know Where I’ve Been
(2006) Thread on linen

Pamela  Matsuda-Dunn

(2007) Book, stainless steel wire, beads, LED’s

Heidi  Neilson & Chris Petrone

Uniform Paper
(2006) Handmade paper, hand bound, letterpress printed

Tara  O’Brien

Diary Project # 1
(2008) Leather bound book, photographs, thread

Iviva  Olenick

Were I so Besotted series
(2008) Embroidery on fabric

1. Creative Chameleon, 2008
2. Dream of the Perfect Man, 2008
3. Greenpoint, 2008
4. Play, 2007
5. The Men Who Want to Meet Me, 2008
6. Wears His Heart on His Sweater, 2007

Yani  Pecanins

Las Palabras en mi Interior
(2009) Embroidery, caligraphy, collage

Catya  Plate

Clothespin Freak Portrait Gallery
Fabric, thread, polyester fiber

1. Brain Grabber
2. Foot Licker
3. Gut Feeler
4. Head Rider
5. Jaw Jumper
6. Kidney Spotter
7. Peeper Seeker
8. Pelvis Catcher
9. Windpipe Whisperer

John L.  Risseeuw

Whose Flag?
(2005) Letterpress and plymer relief on handmade paper. Clothing, export fibers, and paper

Meda R.  Rives

Magnolia ScrollEnviron
(2009) Handmade paper, abaca fiber, threads, herbal tea, branches

Veda M.  Rives

Magnolia ScrollEnviron
(2009) Handmade paper, abaca fiber, threads, herbal tea, branches

Donna  Ruff

The Fable
(2004) Laser prints, kozo paper, tea, thread, flax

Stephen  Sidelinger

Seven Deadly Sins
(2008) Seven embroidery books and silk cases

Robbin Ami  Silverberg

Testament Textiles: Patriachal Patterns
(2009) Archival inkjet on Dobbin Mill paper
Edition of 10

Edyth  Skinner

K1, P2
(2009) Letterpress and inkjet

Tamar  Stone

He Said, She Said
(2005) Doll bed with text on vintage linens

Dana  Velan

(2009) Laser copies, laserset, ink, watercolor, theads, beads

Elise  Wiener

LP Diary
(2009) LP albums, mylar, thread, museum board, living hinges

Anne  Wilson & Shawn Decker

(2006) Video and sound installation
Animator: Cat Solen
Post-production Animator and Mastering: Mark Anderson and Daniel Torrente
Copyright 2006 Anne Wilson

Two Artist Talks (Featuring Artists from the Exhibition):

Wednesday, July 29, 6:30 pm
Jonathan Fetter-Vorm,
Iviva Olenick,
Meda Rives & Veda Rives,
Donna Ruff,
Tamar Stone,
Elise Wiener,

Wednesday, August 12, 6:30 pm
Patricia Dahlman,
Tanya Hartman,
Yoko Inoue,
Vandana Jain,
Heather Johnson,
China Marks

Gallery Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm
Saturday, 10am-4pm
Admission to the galleries is free.

Support for the Center for Book Arts’ visual arts programming is provided, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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