Time and Materiality, a feast of textures and techniques

Laura Tabakman Trametes  Polymer clay and paper bags  Michelle Browne The Three Sisters/Dray Shvester Rusted, printed, stitched cotton blends, vintage lace, pillows

By Staci Offutt

Time and Materiality is a symbiotic collection of works by Michelle Browne, Camilla Brent Pearce, and Laura Tabakman. With 33 pieces, including a large-scale installation, these three artists have transformed the Spinning Plate Gallery in the East liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh into a feast of textures and techniques, fabric and ephemera.  

Photo right: Tabakman, Trametes, Polymer clay and paper bags; Browne, The Three Sisters/Dray Shvester Rusted, printed, stitched cotton blends, vintage lace, pillows

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Construct Opening Night

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Why fiber now?  It’s the question contemporary fiberartists wrestle with, however subconsciously, every time they set to work. Why express my ideas with these methods and materials – often rooted in ancient, labor-intensive crafts – when there are so many easier, speedier alternatives? What am I building… and what am I building on? CONSTRUCT, the […]

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Sherri Roberts Opening Celebration

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SHERRI ROBERTS invites everyone to the Opening Celebration of her solo exhibition, TURNING TOWARD THE LIGHT, on Sunday Feb. 1, 12:30 – 2:30p.m. The opening takes place at the Undercroft Gallery, in the First Unitarian Church which is located at the corner of Morewood and Ellsworth Ave. in Shadyside.  Sherri will display both her fiber cartoons and earlier work, including […]

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Three…two…one…GO!

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Welcome to the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh and the launch of our brand-new website! Thanks to designer Cara Rufenacht, catalyst Donna Kearns, guru Laura Tabakman, and all the other guild members who made it happen. We hope you will find our expanded on-line presence a fun and user-friendly way to stay in closer touch with […]

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