I am looking forward to my next show, a group exhibition, Coalescence V: Viewpoints, on May 1-30 at The Shirt Factory Gallery in Glens Falls, NY.
Our individual inspirations used to create a Shirt Factory related piece was composed into a group statement by Robin Blakney-Carlson and is contained in the following paragraph.
This is the second group exhibition for Coalescence V, bringing together the diverse styles and disciplines of five fiber artists who share a collaborative spirit: Robin Blakney-Carlson, Eileen Donovan, Charlene Leary, Joanna Monroe, and Kris Gregson Moss.
In the early stages of planning for this exhibition we began formulating our creative vision. We chose The Shirt Factory as a reference point for a series of new work we would create for the exhibition. Some of us felt compelled by the social history of the textile workers who, like us, were makers sharing pride in our work. Each of us expressed fascination with the physical building- the silent stories beautifully told by worn floors, architectural details, and surfaces transformed by time.
Our homage to The Shirt Factory is documented in the photographs each artist took, and reinterpreted in their medium.