September 11 – November 21, 2014 • Hennepin Gallery
Reception: Thursday, October 23, 5 – 7 pm • Refreshments from 6 – 7 pm
This exquisite exhibition curated by Textile Center features the work of two fiber artists: Ann Hall Richards and Ingrid Restemayer. Hall Richards’ handmade paper panels and sewn silk and thread, combined with collected organic plant materials, challenge the viewer to consider the value of such materials as artistic expression. Restemayer’s work conveys a reflective calmness through repetition. There is storytelling in her use of intaglio images, creating a narrative when paired with Morse code-like shapes formed through her hand-embroidery.  Both artists’ creative processes are meditative and labor intensive, and the resulting works reveal dedication and mindfulness. They share a recurring theme of simplicity, ritual, tradition, and the environment.

Hennepin Gallery is located in the Hennepin County Government Center, A-level, 300 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis – adjacent to the Government Center Station on the Blue and Green LRT lines. For underground garage parking, enter on 3rd Ave South.

Perpetual Detail is on display through November 21. Hennepin Gallery is open Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 6 pm, and is free and open to the public. Hennepin Gallery is a project of Hennepin County Public Affairs.

Details above: Fish Fish Fish, Ingrid Restemayer and Improvisational Sutra II, Ann Hall Richards