Oh, my nerves are a-shakin’. I’m intensely working on the finishing touches for my solo exhibit. The list goes on: mating the artwork, wiring the back of frames for hanging, there’s still some pieces to be finalized, waiting for works to dry, and so much more. And, I’m trying a new protective process so that one of my works can withstand outside climate. The venue hosting my exhibit always promotes at least one featured work on the outside of their venue. I thought this was pretty cool until I had to face the reality of my fiber art works withstanding the outside. We’ll see and I’ll let you know.
In the meantime, the press release is out. If you’re around, do drop by.
The Hidden Talents Fine Arts Collection
For Immediate Release Contact: Gaylord Truman . 516 377 6146
Crochet with a New Twist
Roosevelt Fiber Artist Takes Weaving to New Level
Possibilities Art Exhibit Spotlights Intricate Twists
West Hempstead Creative Corner Venue Hosts Exhibit Launch – Sunday, October 18, 2015 2pm – 6pm
Roosevelt, New York – While the world of crochet and knitting experiences mass re-discovery in our nation, the niche sector of weaving wall art takes on a whole new twist in the new Possibilities art exhibit featuring crocheted textile works launching Sunday, October 18, 2015 at the Creative Corner (482 West Hempstead Avenue, West Hempstead, NY), a unique music and visual arts space. Fiber artist Prof. Alicia Evans opens her one-woman show highlighting unique textile fiber art which takes crochet to an entire new level with designs reflective of whirling abstracts, bursts of color and decidedly organic intensity.
“My needle opens my door to expansive creativity,” says fiber artist Evans. “I usually spend weeks, months on a piece not knowing what the outcome will be. It is during the sculpting process that I mold and am able to see the finished work. I allow the yarn to speak.”
Evans Lets The Yarn Speak – Her Creative Process
According to Evans, the process of weaving and then sculpting her work is directed by the yarn. She describes her creating process involves allowing the yarn to be positioned in a natural way when laid out for sculpting.
“First I weaved the yarn and then lay it out to be sculpted upon natural backgrounds of jute, bamboo or burlap, I allow the yarn to form natural positioning. You have to be sensitive, empathic to the movement of the natural way the yarn wants to twist, to move, to be laid out upon the background. After weaved, the yarn naturally positions itself in a certain way which can only be seen when I’ve completed the crochet process.”
While this process may be difficult to describe, Evans breaks it down simply,
“It’s like hair. Yarn is like hair and sometimes you have to coax it into position or allow it to flow in its natural pattern. It’s taken me a few years to develop this but that’s what makes my work so exciting…knowing how to speak the language of the yarn into art.”
Evans appears to translate the language of the yarn wonderfully in an exhibit which brilliantly reveals pure, down-to-earth understanding of how to beautifully twist, intertwine and marvel in the world of fiber arts.
“There are so many possibilities when creating designs. Thus, the name of my forthcoming show, “ says Evans. “I live my life within the realm of possibilities. While my profession is teaching social media and PR at City College of New York, I now take teaching to another level; I teach how life can be lived within expanded possibilities. Yes!”
Yarn, Chat & Possibilities
Fine Art America:
482 Hempstead Avenue
West Hempstead, NY 11552
516 385 – 8782
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2015
2pm – 6pm
Gaylord Truman . 516 377 – 6146
October 18, 2015 – November 6, 2015