Wednesday, July 10, 2013

BRANDON: Fiber and Photography / Biklen and Bilodeau at Brandon Artists Guild

Through September 3, 2013
The BrandonArtists Guild
7 Center St. 
Brandon, VT

The Brandon Artists Guild is happy to present Fiber and Photography / Biklen and Bilodeau.
Copper Sky by Douglas Biklen

Douglas Biklen
The surprising fact about the art of Douglas Biklen, is that his serene abstract pictures are actually photographs. Bold blown up textural details, enhanced by vibrant color, create Biklen’s distinct style. Mystery surrounds the actual sources of the subject matter, yet the results are intriguing, with minimalist expertise. “Fields of Rain”, “Beach Bubbles Under Water”, and “Television Art” are meant to evoke scenes in the natural world, using the camera to “construct images grounded in the lines, colors, and distortions of the physical”. His passion for photography began in his early childhood with an early medium format Kodak camera. Biklen now leads a diverse life as a filmmaker, producer, director, college administrator, and art photographer who enjoys the Orwell countryside and Vermont ski mountains.
Biklen is Dean of the School of Education at Syracuse University. He spends much of each summer and many weekends throughout the year in Orwell, VT.

Morning Sky by Doug Biklen

Textural detail from work by Althea Bilodeau
Althea Bilodeau
Felted wool and silk are combined in the clothing and accessories created by Althea Bilodeau, a third generation fiber artist. In her unique pieces, her hand dyed silk fabrics and wool fiber are joined together by hand into non-woven fabric using her own interpretation of an ancient wet felting technique. the result is light and flowing contemporary felt garments, which are deceptively durable. American Fashion Designer Chris Benz has recently featured her fabrics in several fashion collections. 
Bilodeau is currently co-president of the Northeast Feltmakers Guild. She resides in North Chittenden, Vermont.
Detail from a fiber art work by Althea Bilodeau
The show runs through Sept. 3, 2013
The BrandonArtists Guild
7 Center St.
Brandon, Vermont
Open every day, 10am to 5pm

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