The Craft Revival Continues in “New Weave,” a Vibrant Fiber Show at The Southern
Bridget Gleeson, Artsy editorial, August 16, 2016
You’re not alone if you consider weaving to be a traditional craft rather than a contemporary art form. Weaving in its various forms has been around for roughly 12,000 years, and while there’s often an aesthetic component, its primary function is practical.
Yet, as the craft revival continues, a trio of modern fiber artists challenges that demarcation. “New Weave,” a group show at The Southern in Charleston, South Carolina, features textile works that are colorful and whimsical, asymmetrical and avant-garde—more like paintings or sculptures than what you might think of as textiles.READ THE FULL FEATURE