Art Gym Denver is excited to present A New Spin, a fiber arts exhibition curated by Jo Fitsell. A self-taught artist, Jo Fitsell’s work explores internal rhythms and unseen connections.
In this show, Fitsell connects a wide range of works related to the fiber medium and modern innovations in fiber art. A New Spin features artwork from Deidre Adams, Christi Beckman, Susan Brooks, Heather Doyle Maier, Patty Emmons, Jo Fitsell, Pam Fortner, Mary Horrocks, Tom Lundberg, Barb Olson, and Jennifer Pettus.
According to Jo Fitsell,
“I tried to remember pieces visually, without thinking of the artists themselves. I chose pieces that connected on a personal level that would be intriguing to the general public. We have a history of idealizing art from the far past and diminishing those of the present. This was an opportunity to reveal what is happening in the fiber art world.”
July 7th – 30th, 2016: Exhibition on display
July 14th, 2016, 5-8 pm: Opening reception–meet the artists enjoy light refreshment and hors d’oeuvres
July 16th, 2016,3-5 pm: Artist Talk with Mary Horrocks about rust printing technique – free and open to the public
July 20th, 2016, 5-7 pm: Artist Talk with Jo Fitsell about fiber art history, technique and her own creative process – free and open to the public
July 27th, 2016, 5-7 pm: Artist Talk with Thomas Lundberg about his stitch technique and inspiration taken from the history of textiles and from everyday life.
The Art Gym Gallery and Café are open Tuesday – Saturday from 9 am – 6 pm.