Three-person exhibit of hand-pulled prints and stitched and woven textile works
Meet the Artists Reception | Saturday, March 18 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm | FREE
Artist Talk & Gallery Tour | Saturday, April 8 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm | FREE
Exploring the objects and emotions often linked to the daily lives of women, artists Nancy McNamara, Dominie Nash, and Hillary Steel celebrate domestic pursuits in both subject and technique used to create hand-pulled prints and stitched and woven textile works. The three artists have worked in the studio side-by-side for many years. McNamara uses collograph, solar plate, and other printmaking techniques to experiment with images of women’s garments as she explores feminine stereotypes in society. Nash creates fiber collages by layering hand-dyed and printed fabrics in quilted compositions featuring humble still life objects which express the importance of domestic activities. Steel weaves thread into cloth then transforms the woven surface by resist dyeing, printing, cutting and reassembling her textile works into abstract visual narratives embodying the labor of her process.
More info: http://www.blackrockcenter.org/galleries/current-exhibits/
Images (left to right): Nancy McNamara, “Golden Triangle,” collograph, hand colored, 23.5 x 19.5 inches; Dominie Nash, “Stills From A Life 9,” fabric collage, 46 x 44 inches; Hillary Steel, “Embrace,” textile, ikat, shibori, batik resist dyeing, handweaving, applique, cotton, 91 x 71 inches.