Foundry Gallery Presents Kristina Penhoet Of Memory

By Editorial Team on November 1, 2021
Kristina Penhoet, Parting Ways, 14 x 12 x 6 – fiber.
Opening Reception: Friday, November 5 from 7pm to 9pm

While Kristina Penhoet’s dramatically-colored installation recently won a prize at The Phillips Collection, in this evocative new show she turns to a neutral palette and a subtle sense of fading and distant memories. Details may soften and change with time; what remains is an emotion. She urges us to understand and find beauty in the quiet moments that make us human. Penhoet works primarily in wool and textiles, creating three-dimensional abstractions through felting, hand-stitching, wrapping, and knotting.

“I’m fascinated by the challenging experiences that make up the depth and breadth of human life,” she says. “The forms in my work are abstract but biomorphic, connecting the viewer to the work to create an emotional response. The repetition of forms is intended to remind viewers of the universality of their experience, leading to a profound empathy for one another.”

Hours:

  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1pm – 7pm

To visit other days please contact them at info@foundrygallery.org or 301-452-4005.

Foundry Gallery is located at 2118 – 8th Street NW.