Tapestry exhibit in the Theatre Gallery
First Tuesday ArtWalk Reception: Feb. 6, 5:00-7:00 pm
Alex Friedman artist statement: "Tapestry weaving has a long tradition as a narrative art form. While that aspect initially drew me to the medium, it was the weaving process that really got me excited. I realized the simplicity of the grid and the basic over/under interlock of the warp and weft would allow me to explore many ways of creating more dimension within the basic parameters of traditional tapestry. I was interested in developing the organic, ‘textileness’ of tapestry.
Recent pieces have explored a new direction that involves working with eccentric weaving, extra tension and surface design. The result enhances the notion of traditional tapestry with a rich configuration of slits, bas-relief sections; space dyed yarns and occasional embellished sections and even non-rectangular format.
Art was always part of my life. A native San Franciscan, I studied both studio art and art history. I was hired to work in an architectural office but an evening class in weaving set me on a new path. In NYC, I worked in a studio where four of us wove tapestries for a fleet of Pan Am jumbo jets.
Tapestry has taken me in many directions and introduced me to weavers around the world. I have been the Director of the American Tapestry Alliance and currently I serve on the Board of the Textile Arts Council at the DeYoung. I have a studio in the ICB in Sausalito and welcome visitors by appointment."
Additional time info:
Theatre Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Sunday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
First Tuesday ArtWalk Artist Reception: Feb. 6, 5:00-7:00 pm
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