Measure for Measure & The Contemplative Stitch

May 26 - July 7

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H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute presented two exhibitions of fiber art in conjunction with the 11th International Surface Design Conference - "The Contemplative Stitch" and "Measure for Measure."
 
"The Contemplative Stitch" featured 21 works by artists from the United States, Japan, Germany, Australia, and England. Curated by Ilze Aviks, this exhibition examined contemporary approaches to stitch and stitchery as image and technique in both large and small-scale works.
 
Ilze Aviks, a fiber artist and Visiting Assistant Professor at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, has exhibited her work extensively throughout the United States and has published articles on fiber arts for publications including Surface Design Journal, Contemporary American Textiles, and Fiberarts.
 
 
"Measure for Measure" featured 26 examples of artist-designed yardage and presented the work of 22 artists from the United States, Germany, Hungary, and Canada.
 
Selected from 142 examples of constructed, printed, dyed or otherwise embellished textiles by jurors Ana Lisa Hedstrom and Emily DuBois, these works presented a vast array of traditional and technologically advanced methods of creating surface design as an exploration of the artistic potential of legths of cloth.
 
Fiber artist Ana Lisa Hedstrom has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the 1989 World Expo, and the Fashion Foundation as part of the Third International Textile Design Contest in Tokyo, Japan. She has also exhibited her work at museums and galleries around the world including the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, NY; The Textile Museum, Washington D.C.; the American Craft Museum, NY; and the British Crafts Center, London, England.
 
Fiber artist Emily DuBois has received awards from the California Arts Concil, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Handweavers Guild of America. Her works have been presented in numerous one-person and group exhibitions at museums and galleries including the ArtSpace, Tokyo; the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA; the Crafts Council Gallery, London, England; and the Bellevue Art Museum, Seattle, WA.  
 
These exhibitions were supported, in part, by the Surface Design Association and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
 

 

Checklist


Measure for Measure
 
Helle Abild
United States
Dimensional Flower, 2000
digital printing with reactive dye on cotton
Special thanks to Stork Screens America
 
Kate Andrews
United States
Stripes, 2000
fold/clamp Shibori discharge on silk organza
 
Susan Taber Avila
United States
ATP (Analogue Thread Packet) Series 3, 2000
discharge, dye, stitching on silk and thread
 
Janet Bloor
United States
Alien Skin, 2000
dye, paint, silicone texture on nylon lycra
 
Janet Bloor
United States
Curled Pineapple, 2000
printed dye, silicone on slashed lycra
 
JR Campbell
United States
Willowbuddha, 2000
digital printing on silk charmeuse
 
JR Campbell
United States
Spirographargllebubblebaby, 2000
digital printing on silk charmeuse
 
Jane Dunnewold
United States
Untitled Yardage #1
paper, silver leaf, paint on silk chiffon
 
Sabine Grundmann
Germany
Goldenes Haus, 2000
Arashi shibori with reactive dyes on silk
 
Kristina Huddleston
United States
Trees, 2000
Reactive dye, machine stitching, devore on silk organza and rayon
 
Christine Keller
Germany
Wave, 1998-99
hand woven, merino felted on cotton wefts
 
Leslie Kice
United States
Unititled 1, 2000
clamp-resist, tea stain, burning on pieced silk organza
 
Sally Larrick
United States
Forest Light, 2000
hand woven, felted, hand-dyed wool and linen
 
Christopher Leitch
United States
Parquet, 1999
grains, decomposed on silk noil
 
Susan Lordi-Marker
United States
Cobbles, 2000
iron filings painted and oxidized to nyon
 
Joan Margolies-Keirnan
United States
Elemental Forms, 2000
screenprinting, discharge on silk organza and China silk
 
Catharine Ellis Muerdter
United States
A Thousand Faceted Eyes, 1999
hand woven, resist dyed cotton
 
Laura Foster Nicholson
United States
Tomatoes, 2000
handwoven, discontinuous brocade with wool and cotton
 
Laura Foster Nicholson
United States
Twine, 2000
handwoven, discontinuous brocade with wool, cotton, rayon, hair
 
Hollie Heller Ramsay
United States
Shale Study, 1999
Photo copied heat transfers on silk
 
Michele Ratte
United States
Lilies, 1999
screen-printed dyes and discharge with overdying on rayon velvet
 
Jacquelyn Rice
United States
Baroque, 1999
digital printing with acid dye on wool
 
Jacquelyn Rice
United States
Jiggle, 2000
digital printing with acid dye on silk
 
Lesley Richmond
Canada
Leaf-Cloth, 2000
devore, piecing, embroidering on silk/rayon velvet, charmeuse and chiffon
 
Cherie Stcyr
United States
Bubble Wrap, 2000
chemical resist on cotton sateen


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The Contemplative Stitch
 
Susan Brandeis
United States
Songs of Earth and Grass, 1998
screen printing, reverse appliqued and emboidery
on silk noil with wool
38 x 42 inches
 
Susan Brandeis
United States
Fertile Ground, 2000
screen printing, handweaving, applique, embroidery on cotton broadcloth with silk noil
42 x 51 inches
 
Susan Brandeis
United States
Rainglade, 1999
screen printing, applique, embroidery on cotton broadcloth, velveteen, silk noil and rayon satin
53 x 39 inches
 
Emily Richardson
United States
Glacier, Drift and Draw, 1999
handstitching, applique, quilting and acrylic on silk and cotton
43 x 28.5 inches
 
Emily Richardson
United States
Breathing Room, 1999
acrylic on silk and cotton, hand stitching, applique, quilting
40 x 28 inches
 
Anne McKenzie Nicholson
United States
Lasting Impression, 2000
hand embroidery on eyelet panels
15.75 x 23 inches  (23.75 x 31 inches, mounted)
 
Anne McKenzie Nicholson
United States
Alignment At Carnac, 1995
hand embroidery on lace and linen
4.75 x 32.25 inches  (15 x 41.5 inches, framed)
 
 
Anne McKenzie Nicholson
United States
Vessels of Flowers, 1995
hand embroidery on lace and pieced cotton
10.5 x 15.5 inches (20 x 24.75 inches, framed
 
Misao Tsubaki
Japan
Untitled NO. 9 White, 1994
hand stitching on cotton and linen
71 x 71 x 3 inches
 
Misao Tsubaki
Japan
A Memory of Red, 1994
hand stitching on cotton, linen, silk and synthetic fabric
45 x 27 inches
 
Maxine Bristow
England
Buttoned Through: 6 Rows of 16, 1997
stitched linen and cotton with gesso
77 x 74 inches
 
Waltraud Janzen
Germany
Message, 1996
machine stitching on white silk organza
 
Waltraud Janzen
Germany
Profusion of Thoughts, 1999
machine stitching on white silk organza
20 x 16 inches
 
Ruth Hadlow
Australia
Dowry, 1998
linen thread, shells and hand stitching on found cloth
Approx. 3’ wide
 
Ruth Hadlow
Australia
Cape Barren Samplers, 1996
plant and mineral-dyed cloth, embroidery and mola on found cloth
Approx. 2’ wide
 
 
 
 
Polly Binns
England
Tidal Ebb, 1998
hand and machine stitching on artist’s linen
40 x 40 inches
 
Polly Binns
England
Invisible Touch, 1996
hand and machine stitching, acrylic on artist’s linen
69 x 46 inches
 
Anne Morrell
England
Gazing at the Surface, 2000
embroidery on cotton
63 x 61 cm long
 
Anne Morrell
England
Reflections, 2000
embroidery on cotton
82 x 128 cm. Long
 
Dorothy Caldwell
Canada
Sown Field, 1996
embroidery and printing on cotton
 
Dorothy Caldwell
Canada
Polestar, 1996
embroidery and printing on cotton

 

 

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H&R block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute presents two exhibitions of fiber art in conjunction with the 11th International Surface Design Conference
KCAI Website |
Thu, 2000-05-04

"The Contemplative Stitch" features 21 works by artists from the United States, Japan, Germany, Australia, and England. "Measure for Measure" features 26 examples of artist-designed yardage and presents the work of 22 artists from the United States, Germany, Hungary, and Canada.