First Moment by Gay Lasher
46.25" x 48.5"
Paper-backed cotton sheeting with Fabrisign II coating, Epson Ultrachrome Inks, warm and natural batting; polyester, cotton, rayon and monofilament thread.
July 26, 2014 – November 9, 2014
August 10: Member’s Walkthrough 1-2pm and Opening Reception 2-4pm
International TECHstyle Art Biennial 3 (ITAB) Returning for its third incarnation, ITAB is a juried exhibition of work by artists merging fiber media with new information and communication technologies in their artistic processes, as a medium of artistic expression, and/or in the content of their work. This year jurors Louise Lemieux Bérubé, Patricia Malarcher, and Michael James brought their expert consideration and aesthetic to select work from a new pool of national and international entries.
As a part of their technical and artistic processes artists use techniques of digital jacquard weaving, digital printing, digital photography, manipulation of imagery using various computer programs, laser engraving, or computerized embroidery. As in previous years, some of the work is low tech while creating interesting themes and ideas about the technological world that we live in. ITAB showcases the tools of technology that allow artists to further their artistic visions as they explore the possibilities and inventions of textile art in the 21st century.
Thirty nine works are included by 36 artists from the United States, Canada, Finland, France, Hungary, Lithuania, New Zealand, and South Korea. The artists are:
Allison Cooke Brown
Melissa English Campbell
Anna Kristina Goransson
Gay E. Lasher
Sandra & Michael Rude
Won Ju Seo
K. Velis Turan