Beautiful Mess Curator Tour
Exhibition Tour: A Beautiful Mess (Weavers and Knotters of the Vanguard)
with Curator Emilee Enders
Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 10am – 12:00pm PDT
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Join us for an exclusive tour of A Beautiful Mess (Weavers and Knotters of the Vanguard) with Emilee Enders, Curator of Exhibitions and Programs at the Bedford Gallery.
From micro artworks the size of a hand to mammoth room-sized installations, the national roster of women artists in A Beautiful Mess pushes the boundaries of their textile-based medium. Using rope, yarn, clay and wire, these conceptual artists knot and twist their media into sculptures that range from minimal and hyper-organized to utter pandemonium. They explore personal and political ideals — order and chaos to the extreme — and freely break the rules to create their beautiful artworks. Serious about making a strong cultural and intellectual impact, this group deftly weaves their message into works that demonstrate extraordinary technical skill.
Artists include: Windy Chien, Kira Dominguez Hultgren, Kirsten Hassenfeld, Dana Hemenway, Dani Lopez, Hannah Perrine Mode, Liz Robb, Katrina Sánchez Standfield, Meghan Shimek, Lisa Solomon and Jacqueline Surdell.
Safety Measures:The Bedford Gallery requires protective face masks covering the nose, mouth and chin for visitors and staff while at the gallery. Transactions (e.g., merchandise sales) must be made using a credit card. Daily wellness checks will be conducted for staff.
We look forward to meeting you at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek!
Windy Chien, Circuit Board (detail), 2021, rope, 24k gold vintage, Japanese thread, synthetic chainette, 53 x 96 inches. Courtesy of Windy Chien. Instagram handle: @windychien.
Katrina Sánchez Standfield, Waiting for Tomorrow, 2021, machine knitted yarn, fiberfill, 40 x 40 x 4 inches. Courtesy of Katrina Sánchez Standfield. Instagram handle: @fiberess.
Jacqueline Surdell, Naturally Nasty Goes Dark (at installation), 2018, rope, metal, acrylic, 72 x 120 inches. Courtesy of Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Instagram handle: @jacquelinesurdell.