Posts Tagged ‘Perrella Gallery’

ArtBeat: “Fiber Currents/Current Fiber” @ Perrella Gallery [Get Visual]

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
Patricia Kennedy-Zafred - Childhood Lost: The Doffer Boys, mixed-media cotton quilt

Patricia Kennedy-Zafred – Childhood Lost: The Doffer Boys, mixed-media cotton quilt

Review by David Brickman

A long wished-for exhibition is now a reality at Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Perrella Gallery in Johnstown. Gallery Director Joel Chapin wanted a national fiber show, but needed expert help in creating it. He found that help in the form of Bleecker fiber artist Judith Plotner, who agreed to take on the project – the result is Fiber Currents/Current Fiber, on view through Friday, December 18.

A first-time (and, according to her, also last-time) curator, Plotner has ably organized a diverse selection of 21 artists from all over the United States to fill this clean and pleasant (if somewhat tight) space with high-quality and engaging fiber-based work. These are not your great-grandmother’s log cabin quilts (though quilting is strongly present); rather, this is contemporary art by top-shelf makers who utilize cloth, thread, vines, wire, plastic – and much more – to realize their personal visions.

Click to read the rest at Get Visual.


Five Fall Faves: Visual Art

Monday, September 20th, 2010

All this week, we’ll be highlighting some of the fall season’s most promising arts, music and entertainment events around Nippertown. Mark your calendars.

Today’s spotlight is on the visual arts:

Michael Oatman: All Utopias Fell

Michael Oatman: All Utopias Fell

Michael Oatman’s “All Utopias Fell” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Opening Sunday, October 24. It’s the most hotly anticipated art event of the season. The sprawling three-part, massively ambitious, indoor-outdoor installation by Troy artist Michael Oatman finally has its much-delayed unveiling. The long-term installation – scheduled to run for several years – will be open seasonally, so catch it before the snow flies.


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