The reading room in the back of AS220 Project Space features woven shibori work by Kate Barber. Shibori is a Japanese technique of weaving extra threads into cloth and later pulling the threads to pleat the fabric. The pleats are set by steaming, and once they’re dry the additional threads are removed. The result are hand-woven, dyed pieces that hang from the gallery walls, resembling sculpture more than functional textiles. The front part of the gallery, meanwhile, is given to Kevin Veronneau’s much louder sculptural pieces, which range from a large purple robot hand to a series of paper cups and napkins imprinted with the words “I am a great artist.”
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July 28 2016