Saturday, January 06, 2007

Buildings in Stitches at Ironstone Vineyard!

The Ironstone Vineyard website has been updated with information about my solo exhibition and the RECEPTION! I'm thrilled.

Susan’s Exhibit at Ironstone Vineyards is titled “Fiber Architecture: Buildings in Stitches” and will be available for public viewing and purchase in our galleria from 10 am to 5 pm. The exhibition will end with a fabulous closing reception also open to the public on February 24th at 5 pm that will include, wine and hors d’ oeuvres as well as a chance to meet the artist.
Collaging fabric, foiling, and transferring paint through heat-activated process provides fiber artist Susan Lenz a marvelous way to explore the world of architecture. Windows, facades, towers, staircases, floor plans, wall treatments, bays, domes, eaves, columns and archways overlap. Historical periods and distant cultures relate and are tied together through free machine stitching. Many of the techniques used are very contemporary. Fabrics are manipulated and the materials are used in ways quite different than their normal functions or their manufacture’s instructions. The resulting artwork is more than just beautiful; it is interesting and leaves the viewer wondering just how it was accomplished. These new technologies are in the forefront of international fiber arts.
The series is on-going and debuted at Gallery 80808 in Columbia’s Conagree Vista during September 2002. All pieces are professionally framed. The series is machine embroidered. Additional pieces are individually titled and are hand embroidered or use a combination of hand and machine stitching.

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