ZIA Gallery’s latest exhibition: Of Materials, Fiber and Book Arts brings together an exciting variety of artists who choose to incorporate and transform diverse materials and techniques into amazingly inventive expressions.
The exhibition features gallery artists Melissa Jay Craig (sculptural handmade paper and book arts),
Ted Preuss (platinum palladium photography printed on skeleton leaves and contemporary wet-plate collodion tintypes),
and Kathy Weaver (air brush painting and embroidery on fabrics, stitched and quilted); and introduces new gallery artists Jacqueline Baerwald (paintings on sculpturally assembled found-books)
Pamela MacGregor’s handmade felt sculptures,
and Rose Camastro Pritchett’s sixfold narrative-abstraction composed of numerous collage and sewing materials.
The opening reception brought in admirers from Chicago and surrounding areas and, by all accounts, was a stimulating evening. Go to http://www.ziagallery.net/contact.html to sign up to be on the email list in oder to keep abreast of upcoming openings.
Of Materials, Fiber and Book Arts: Featuring Gallery artists: Melissa Jay Craig, Ted Preuss, Kathy Weaver, and introducing Paula Kovarik and Jacqueline Baerwald. Invited artists include Alice Berry, Ellen Greene, Pamela MacGregor and Rose Camastro Pritchett. The exhibition runs March 19th – April 30, 2016.