Opening: Friday, September 23 at 6pm
Welcome to TEXTURE, striking works from around the globe that tell the compelling stories of the people who create them. The second in our series of Folk Art is Fine Art exhibitions, TEXTURE celebrates astounding talent that is often remote, even hidden from public view. Thanks to our close collaboration with the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, we have curated Folk Art at its very finest. Our selection of sculptors, painters, weavers, potters and assemblers deploy the same practices, natural materials and dyes of many generations before them, meshing the ancient with the contemporary. Hand spun raw silk soaked in botanical colors, then stitched into perfectly smooth piles, form tapestries. Mud contoured into ceremonial beer pots, their cylindrical shapes decorated with raised dots to enumerate the number of cows a tribal chief owns. From Colombia’s forested tribes to Uzbekistan’s old silk route, TEXTURE is a stunning way to see the people and parts of the world so few have explored.
Amy Kaslow Gallery is located at 4300 Fordham Rd. NW.