On view from March 30th at QCC Art Gallery, REWOVEN: Innovative Fiber Art
showcases 24 artists whose extraordinary creativity and commitment to nature, environmental and social issues take flight in a convergence of painted, woven, netted, sewn, assembled and installed artworks.
Curated by Luchia Meihua Lee, Fangling Tseng, Faustino Quintanilla, and Amy Winter , Rewoven is an international collaboration between the Taiwanese American Arts Council, New York; the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan; Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, CUNY; and the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College.
While some pieces incorporate traditional craft, most of the artists use contemporary strategies to transform natural, industrial, and waste materials into works of wit, whimsy, protest, and beauty that address the endangered Earth. Each piece displays ingenuity in redefining the practice of fiber art. In pursuit of a radical agenda, these compelling voices reexamine innovation, social justice, and art history in a distinctly Taiwanese context. Of the artists, 15 are from Taiwan while nine are New York based.
The exhibition is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan) and co-organized by the Taipei Cultural Center in New York.Exhibition Information
Dates: March 30 - June 20, 2017
Venue: QCC Art Gallery/CUNY
Opening reception: Thursday March 30, 5-8pm
Artists: Taiwan: Chen Ching-Lin, Chuang Hui-Lin, Eleng Luluan, Teresa Huang, Huang Wen-Ying, Huang Yen-Chao, Huang Yu-Chih, Wu Wen-Chi, Yang Wei-Lin, Wen-Fu Yu.
NY: Steven Balogh, Hiroshi Jashiki, Ming Jer Kuo, Catherine Lan, Lulu Meng, John Ensor Parker, Sarah Walko, Poyen Wang, Chin Chih Yang.
Dates: April 6 – May 26, 2017
Venue: Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, CUNY
Opening reception: Thursday April 6, 5-8pm
Artists: Taiwan: Chen Ching-Lin, Hsu Wei-Hui, Teresa Huang, Huang Mei-Hui, Huang Wen-Ying, Pan Ping-Yu, Wu Pei-Shan, Wu Yun-Feng, Yang Wei-Lin, Wen-Fu Yu。
Dates: April 18 - June 30, 2017
Venue: El Museo de Los Sures
Opening reception: Thursday April 20, 6-8pm
Artists: Steven Balogh, Hiroshi Jashiki, Ming Jer Kuo, Catherine Lan, Lulu Meng, Poyen Wang, Chin Chih Yang.