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Materiality & Method Opening Reception

  • Pretty Smart 4117 East 4th Street Long Beach, CA, 90814 United States (map)
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We’re thrilled to announce our first juried exhibition, which we’ll be hosting in conjunction with Materiality & Method and Textile Month in September 2019.

Textile Arts LA members submitted work for the juried show Materiality and Method: a small works fiber exhibition, which will be shown at Daniella Carter’s architectural studio Pretty Smart in Long Beach, CA.

Fiber is a fluid medium that allows artists to approach their work in many ways. This exhibition focuses on the intersection of process and material, and how every artist addresses these ideas in their work. We accepted work that uses innovative methods that manipulate, re-imagine and transcend our understanding of material. All work is no larger 24” x 24”.

Event Dates: September 7, 2019 through October 5, 2019.


Opening reception on September 8 from 4pm to 6pm. (please note date change!)

Joanna Stott, 30Moves (detail)

Joanna Stott, 30Moves (detail)

Gwen Samuels, Butting Ram Head

Gwen Samuels, Butting Ram Head

Participating artists and their work include:

Sandy Abrams, Jellypalm

Renae Barnard, The Noise Got Too Loud

Anne M Bray, Leopard x Black and Blue Plaid x Painted Pink Stripe (4 panels)

Carlyn Clark, Writ-in-Water (9 panels)

Penny Collins, Bauhaus Landscape

Dellis Frank, Golden Lady

Polly Jacobs Giacchina, Over Grown

Barbara Bryn Klare, Modern Boro 17

Susan Maddux, Superbloom

Eva Rabin, Sea of Knots

Michael Rohde, 2019.15 (pink)

Gwen Samuels, Butting Head Ram

Joanna Stott, 30Moves

Lydia Tjioe Hall, Vortex

Tamara Tolkin, Kiss Me

Elise Vazelakis, Unravelled

Peggy Weidemann, Secrets

Jamia Weir, Knowledge from within, (Roads Almost Not Taken)

Brittany Wittman McLaughlin, Voices of Guidance

Claudia Zhao, Intersections, a boro study

Anna Zinsmeister, Parents

Elise Vazelakis, Unravelled

Elise Vazelakis, Unravelled