TSGNY sponsors art exhibition using fiber materials and structures SQUARE!
2015: The exhibition Square, presenting 82 original artworks, opens a window onto current explorations by members of the Textile Study Group of New York. With just one restriction -- that each piece be mounted on a 12-inch wooden panel -- the artists reached out in many directions to bring forth a diverse array of two- and three-dimensional expressions in fabric, thread, paper, wire, and some surprising materials that stretch the definition of "fiber art." As with early works in the fiber art genre, which was identified as a contemporary art form in the 1960s, many pieces derive expression from formal qualities inherent in processes such as weaving, knitting, stitching, knotting, and manipulation of fabric. Other works incorporate drawing, printing, collage, and techniques not specific to textiles. Much of the work is abstract relying on color, texture, and pattern to communicate, but figurative, architectural, and natural images offer content ranging from personal narratives to commentary on timely issues.
SQUARE opened Jan. 16, 2015, in the Narthex Gallery at St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave. @ 54 St., NYC. The exhibition closed Mar. 8, 2015.
The exhibit catalog SQUARE, authored by Marilyn Henrion with Juliet Martin may be purchased for $15.00 at www.createspace.com/5112263
2012: CROSSING LINES: THE MANY FACES OF FIBER
Fifty-eight large and small, two- and three-dimensional works of contemporary fiber art. Juror: Rebecca A. T. Stevens, Consulting Curator of Contemporary Textiles at the Textile Museum in Washington, DC. Opened Dec. 6, 2011, at the World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery, Three World Financial Center in lower Manhattan, New York City. Closed April 1, 2012.
A printed catalog -- CROSSING LINES: TEXTILE STUDY GROUP OF NEW YORK -- is available from Amazon.com.
TSGNY's Previous Members-Only Exhibitions
2012-2014: 9 x 9 x 3: NEW VISIONS — 52 works of fiber art created to fit inside 9" x 9" x 3" boxes specially manufactured to TSGNY's specifications. Juror: Janet Koplos, formerly Senior Editor of Art in America, recently Guest Editor at American Craft. Opened January 25, 2012, in the lobby gallery of a Durst office building located in midtown Manhattan, 1155 Avenue of the Americas, New York City. A printed catalog is available. After the exhibition closed Mar. 2, 2012, 9 x 9 x 3: NEW VISIONS toured to the following venues:
• Mahady Gallery, Marywood University, Scranton, PA
Sept. 4–Oct. 14, 2012
• Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Library, Greenwich, CT
Oct. 25–Nov. 28, 2012
•The Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
May 15−August 30, 2013
• Dubuque Art Museum, Dubuque, IA
May 9−August 3, 2014
2012: 9 x 9 x 3: Salon des Refusés — a non-juried exhibition of 74 works originally created by TSGNY members for 9x9x3:NEW VISIONS but not accepted into that exhibition. On view Sept. 13–Nov. 18, 2012, at Guild Gallery II, located in the Fulton Center of the Hudson Guild, 119 Ninth Ave., New York City.
2009: Economies of Scale ― Small works in fiber, no larger than 6" x 6" x 6", created by members of the Textile Study Group of New York. Juried by Lewis Knauss, exhibiting artist and textile art professor at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia. Opened at the Phoenix Gallery in New York City January 7, 2009, and closed January 31, 2009.
Printed catalog available:
2007: Intimate Eye ― Small works no larger than 4" x 6" x 18" in any direction or orientation, self-supporting if 3-D, otherwise propped against the wall. Juried by Jean Shin, exhibiting installation artist. Opened at the Phoenix Gallery in New York City January 31, 2007, and closed February 24, 2007.
This exhibition celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Textile Study Group of New York.
Fiber for the Future — Small scale artworks no larger than 16" x 16", no smaller than 8" x 8". Juried by Matilda McQuaid, Exhibitions Curator and Head of Textiles at Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, NY. Opened December 7, 2004, at A.I.R. Gallery II in New York City, and closed January 8, 2005. CD catalog available.
9 x 9 x 3 — Fiber art created to fit inside 9" x 9" x 3" wooden boxes. Curated by Art in America Senior Editor Janet Koplos. Printed catalog available. The exhibition opened September 19, 1998, at the American Craft Museum, New York, NY, and went on tour after it closed October 18, 1998:
• Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
• Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
9x9x3 was reviewed in Fiberarts, Summer 1999, "Reviews," "Boxed and Unboxed" by Carol K. Russell; and State Paper, Lincoln, NE, January 29, 2002, "Touring Show by Textile Artists Engaging" by Anne Pagel.
Squared Off — Fiber art created to fit on 12" x 12" wooden panels; juried by Lewis Knauss. Installed at the Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY, September 9-October 3, 1998; and The Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY, February 7-26, 2000.
TSGNY at the Phoenix — Curated by Carol K. Russell. The Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY, May 24-June 12, 2000.
TSGNY at the Phoenix was reviewed in: Fiberarts, January/February 2001, "Reviews," "The Textile Study Group at the Phoenix Gallery" by Margaret Rothman.
Many Pages — Collaborative project; artists' book-in-a-box with each page mounted on a 9" x 9" panel. Many Pages was included in "Textiles/Fibers/Threads: The Book Show," Center for Book Arts, New York, NY, 1998; and "Paper/Fiber XVI," Johnson Country Arts Council, Iowa City, IA, 1990.
Beyond Textiles: Book Arts — Fiber art objects created as artists' books. On view October 17–November 11, 1994, at the Interchurch Center, New York, NY.
Beyond Textiles: Book Arts was reviewed in Fiberarts, Summer 1995, "Swatches," "Beyond Textiles: Book Arts" by Pamela Scheinman.
• Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY
• University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
• Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY
• Suraci Gallery, Marywood College, Scranton, PA
• Cummings Art Center, Connecticut College, New London, CT
• Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
• Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR
• Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY
• New York State Museum, Albany, NY
• American Craft Museum, New York, NY