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TACTILE, NEW DIRECTIONS IN TEXTILE | LIZZIE ESSI, NYKI FETTERMAN, MEGAN YOUNG
THREE G GALLERY | JANUARY 15 – MARCH 27, 2021
Tactile: New Directions in Textile features work inspired by the utilization of textile processes in the individual art practices of three Northeast Ohio artists. Lizzie Essi, Nyki Fetterman, and Megan Young employ techniques such as weaving, stitching, tufting, and punch-needle, while divulging from traditional textile media by including items like food packaging, discarded technology, works on paper, party favors, and glitter.
In the foreword of Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles in Contemporary Art, Jenelle Porter writes, “As boundaries between art and craft have blurred, artists have increasingly embraced these materials and methods.” While each artist investigates different textile processes, each process explored in Tactile: New Directions in Textile, is repetitive and haptic in nature. Essi, Fetterman, and Young have their roots in media traditionally associated with fine art disciplines, but each artist has been drawn to creating fiber-driven work because of its tactile properties.
2021/01/15 - 2021/03/27
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