Yes, it was 6 degrees outside tonight, but the walls were glowing, and the crowd was cosy. Lots of great friends who came out, and many new ones. My work is up till March 14 at the AXOM Gallery, and next week will be another open house for First Fridays. If you visit, tell Margot how beautifully she installed the work.
Adolph Gottlieb's piece Dialogue 1, from 1960, is like an old friend. I went to school across the street from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and on lunch breaks would walk across to amble through the gallery. I remember this piece fondly.
Seeking art, I visited the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo today. Know around the world for its contemporary art collection, and holding many of my favorites, I spotted a recent work by Theaster Gates called Civil Tapestry 5, from 2012. It is decommissioned fire hoses on oil cloth mounted on wood panel. Wow -- fiber!
I'm working on a series called Time of Day. It is about how the day is broken into repeated and rhythmic order, from coffee break, to nine to five, to happy hour, and dusk to dawn. These four open my show Saturday night.
People wrinkle their collective noses when I say my blog is called Pieces and Resistance. Well, in this case, my resistance to couch potato mode is to get outside for a walk. I managed 6 miles today, a year-to-date record. If I weren't in the pack, might not have gone at all. See? Resistance.
I've a page on the Textile and Fiber Arts site called TAFA. Many other wonderful ways of using fiber is here, and its a lovely site for seeing engaging work.
Here is the link: http://www.tafalist.com/profile/pat-pauly-design/
My latest series is called Time of Day, and deals with the punctuations and rhythm of daily life. This is the finished work "Happy Hour" and is on the invitation to my upcoming exhibit at AXOM Gallery opening January 31.
My mind was clearly on something else when I sewed the facing (with the stay stitching on top) to the wrong side of the quilt. No easy way out, and so along comes my handy rotary cutter to take out the stitches.
So, before it becomes wall glamour, my work just sits like a lump waiting for its spotlight. Glad to have the attention, and sometime in the near future you too can see it on the wall at RIT's Shop One2.
My mind is saying "wheeeee" when I quilt around these marks. The fabric is discharged, and the bottom piece is direct painted and monoprinted. Please, someone, design a bobbin to hold more so I don't ever have to stop.
The wall was finally clear for me to hang the piece I have wanted to finish. You can see the scale of the "Time of Day: Nine to Five" with my furniture at the edge. Now to photograph it for the record with proper light and perfect edges. But till then, I'll enjoy it from my kitchen counter.
Lindy Fyle says if her interweave fabric constructions that they are are serged "pelts" of knit fabric that "unfold as fields of colour and pattern during the process of making and finally reveal themselves when stretched over a frame." I saw them at the World of Threads Festival this fall.
Today was the Genesee Valley Quilt Club's meeting (my home base quilt club). The raffle quilt was on view, and here's a close up. Yes, I bought raffle tickets, and if you are lucky, I'll send one your way.
The other side of the quilt is faced (what with all the extra time from not going outside). I know, I know, the northern states are heading to minus 20, but here hovering at 5 is cold enough, thank you. My shovel is at the ready.
To block the work I pin to the design wall and then spitz down with plain water. Tomorrow I'll divide the piece in two sections, then add the facings and start to finish the work. Glad for winter, and no distractions.
I can't for the life if me remember what date I FB posted to offer to the first six people something handmade (with them in return doing the same for another six) but Kathi, Carol, Linda, Wendy, Suzanne, and Aviva, here they are. Now to check for your snail mail addresses.
Waaaay back when, I promised 6 people (who had commented on a Facebook post) a piece of handmade something, if they would in turn do the same. Well, now that year is ALMOST up; it is time to make good on my promise. Sending soon.