Friday, September 14, 2012

CHESTER: Talk with fiber artist Karen Kamenetzky

Saturday, September 15th, 7 pm
Donations suggested

Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts presents an Artist Talk with Karen Kamenetzky in conjunction with the exhibit, The Uncommon Thread, now on exhibit at VT ICA. For more information about The Uncommon Thread, click here. Karen will cover her inspiration and techniques, as well as her process of creating a piece from start to finish. Learn more about her densely-stitched wall hangings that are based on microscopic/cellular imagery.

Artist Statement:
Currently, my fiber wall hangings are inspired by microscopic/cellular imagery. All changes in essence happen on that infinitesimal level and result in the world we experience. My work is a kind of invented biology zooming in on that fundamental nature of things and bringing it into vision. Starting with white cotton and silk, I add vibrant saturated color using dye and paint. Dense stitching adds lines of light and shadow as well as color. There is a tactile pleasure to handling and making art with fabric. I work loosely from sketches and concepts but each piece travels a route of evolution and change. My challenge is to trust the process to unfold.

Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts
15 Depot Street Chester, VT
for more information: 802-875-1018
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday: 11 am - 6 pm
           Sunday: 12 noon - 5 pm

images: Fiber art by Karen Kamenetzky, You Are Here (left), and Seed Dreaming II (right)