Minnesota textile artist Eun-Kyung Suh will discuss her current exhibit Shelter with Liz Miller. The two are co-recipient of a McKnight Fiber Artist grant of works now exhibited at the Textile Center in Minneapolis. The virtual discussion will be held Friday, February 26, 1 to 2:30 p.m. (CST), facilitated by curator/scholar Glenn Adamson.
In Shelter, geometric vessel-like forms are spread across walls and over fences and barriers. As part of the project, Suh collected discarded fabric from garage, estate and moving sales in rural Minnesota. The fragments are imbedded in the vessels which are positioned in a map-like trail. The exhibit describes our persistence to find and establish shelter.
In Liz Miller’s Falling Loss, the artist suspends multi-layered, loosely-draped silk panels containing laser-cut shapes, suggestive of aerial photos. There are fallen silk cutouts in a pile, are the backdrop of waxing and waning projections of names from obituaries. The exhibit evokes the unprecedented loss of loved ones that happened in 2020.
Facilitator Glenn Adamson is a renowned curator, critic, college professor and the author of numerous books on craft and critical thinking, including Fewer Better Things: The Hidden Wisdom of Objects (2018). The conversation will present their work in fiber and textiles within the context of contemporary art.
Shelter and Falling Loss are on exhibit at the Textile Center, Minneapolis January 12 through Saturday, March 13.
To register for the free Zoom session, see the link below.
The Textile Center is located on 3000 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis. For info on its exhibit hours and other offerings: firstname.lastname@example.org