A few of the artists work in fibre, and I was especially taken with the work of Florence Giroux Gravel. She uses coloured thread, stretched with high tension between opposite sides of a frame, to create interesting effects. As the viewer moves, the threads seem to shimmer and shift in colour.
|close-up detail of work above|
I was reminded of the larger, more complex work by Gabriel Dawe that I saw a few years ago at the Renwick Gallery, part of the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.
|Gabriel Dawe, Wonder, 2017|
I was also reminded of the way Sheila Hicks makes beautifully-textured work by wrapping yarn around stretcher bars.
|Sheila Hicks, Grass Pathway to Work, 2018|
linen, wood; 32 1/8 x 51 1/8 in.