Toward Textiles

Textile: Cloth and Culture Volume 13.3, January 2016

Toward Textiles, a nearly year-long series of six exhibitions, takes an essentialist view of fiber art, presenting works by artists for whom materiality is central to their practice. Not unlike Process Art, with its emphasis on intuitive processes and expressive materials that challenged the structural stability of Minimalism in the mid 1960s, Toward Textiles sets out to reclaim fiber art from disciplines of mainstream contemporary art that have appropriated, and perhaps misappropriated, material-based practices. As such, it attempts to deliver fiber art back to the realm of the physical and the experiential.

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