March 6 – April 25, 2015 • Community and Library Galleries
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 – 8 pm
Carolyn Halliday and Kimber Olson met as mentors in the Textile Center Mentor/Protégé program, where they recognized each other’s kindred spirit and began collaborating on exhibitions. Both women are invested in propagating and promoting contemporary approaches to enduring traditions. Carolyn Halliday hand-knits using non-traditional materials such as wire to sculpt works that frequently reference nature. Her work is informed by the detritus of humans and the natural world, and by an ongoing dialogue with two ecologists in her life. Kimber Olson alters cloth and nonwoven materials with dye, paint, and stitch to create textiles inspired by rhythms and patterns of the natural world.
Contexture reflects their shared aesthetic and conceptual concerns.
Above: Kimber Olsons’ Common Originas (detail) and Carolyn Halliday’s Origins