FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Camille Tibaldeo, Communications Director
Fountain House Gallery Presents “Knotted, Pieced & Wound”
On view: January 11 – February 20, 2019 / Reception: January 11, 6-8 p.m.
Curated by Sarah Margolis-Pineo
NEW YORK CITY–Fountain House Gallery, located at 702 Ninth Avenue and representing artists living with mental illness, announces the upcoming opening of Knotted, Pieced & Wound, a group exhibition featuring works of fiber art. The show will open with a Reception on January 11, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and will remain on view through February 20, 2019.
Knotted, Pieced & Wound is curated by Sarah Margolis-Pineo, Curator, Hancock Shaker Village Museum (Pittsfield, MA). Said Margolis-Pineo, “The Fountain House Gallery artists really embraced the spirit of this exhibition, producing an astonishing array of works that challenge and expand what we think of as fiber art. Works like Lily Ng’s gown made from MetroCards, Straphanger’s Ball, use traditional techniques such as weaving, embroidery, and patchwork, to transform non-traditional found or modified materials. Other artists like Alyson Vega allow fiber to guide form, inventing a distinctive language for their sculptural practice that merges imagination and intuition.”
Knotted, Pieced & Wound is a contemporary multimedia exhibition featuring a selection of works that in some way draw from the materials, tools, and/or techniques of fiber art. Exploring themes ranging from the political to the deeply personal, the artists blend tradition and innovation to create works highlighting a diverse range of materials and processes—some familiar, others unexpected. Questioning the distinctions between art and craft, gallery and home, object and tactile experience, Knotted, Pieced & Wound presents a unique view into the constantly evolving medium of fiber.
This program is funded, in part, by generous support from the Hearst Foundation, Inc., the Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the David Rockefeller Fund, and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.
About Fountain House Gallery
Fountain House Gallery and Studio provides an environment in which artists living with mental illness can express their creative visions and exhibit their work. Founded by Fountain House in 2000 as a not-for-profit exhibition space for its member-artists living and working with mental illness, the Gallery sells original artworks and collaborates with a wide network of artists, curators and cultural institutions. Embracing artists who are emerging or established, trained or self-taught, Fountain House Gallery cultivates artistic growth, makes a vital contribution to the New York arts community, and challenges the stigma surrounding mental illness.