The Cambria Center for the Arts is exhibiting “Entanglement, Current Considerations in Fiber,” featuring 14 notable California artists working in fiber.
The exhibit opens Aug. 10 and runs to Sept. 2 at the Cambria Center for the Arts Gallery, 1350 Main Street.
This is not your mother’s fiber show. It’s an ambitious presentation of nationally recognized fiber artists working in two-dimensions (quilts, tapestries, weavings, dyed silks), and three dimensions (felted sculptures, sculptural baskets from traditional materials and conceptual baskets employing modern fibers and found materials).
In the 1920s, the use of “fabric” to create conceptual art rather than conventional utilitarian pieces began to be recognized by the art world; changed to “fiber” after World War II and gathered steam as a serious art form in the 1950s. Now, fiber is claiming its place as a 21st century fine art medium.
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The artists featured in this show take different approaches to using fiber — from incorporating modern products like plastic bags and twist ties, to ancient textile techniques such as spinning, weaving and dying. Some include additional materials such as found objects, wood, buttons, etc.
The exhibit’s hours are Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A reception will be held Friday, Aug. 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.; refreshments will be served. There is no admission charge.
In addition to the featured artists, fiber artists from the SLO region and around California will add their works to create an all fiber show.
Artists include: Carrie Ann Burckle, Linda Cassirer, Gretchen Corners, Emily Dvorin, Peg Grady, Leslie Hannon, Julie Kornbln, Andi Perejda, Beryl Reichenberg, Sandra Rude, Judy Schuster, Sharon Seale, Nadine Spier and Peggy Wiedemann.