FiberNext: Mi-Kyoung Lee MFA '96 & Shelley Spector '94

Delaware Art Museum

Faculty/alumnae Mi-Kyoung Lee MFA '96 (Book Arts/Printmaking), Craft & Material Studies associate professor and head of the Fibers program, and MFA in Studio Art Master Lecturer Shelley Spector BFA '94 (Sculpture) are included in this group exhibition.

“FiberNext” presents 12 artists who create an inviting world of various colors, multi-dimensional forms and surprising textures in both traditional and innovative materials. The exhibition showcases the artists’ creative integration of classic textile traditions with contemporary art and design. 

Over 20 works of art illustrate today’s most ingenious approaches to fiber. In broadening the boundaries of fiber art, the artists have branched out beyond yarn, fabric and thread to encompass an eclectic array of media such as metal, plastic, paper, clay, wood and recycled materials. Works are often wrapped and twisted into unexpected shapes. Vibrant colors contrast with monochrome palettes, dense patterns with bold designs. Overlapping processes, unconventional construction and large-scale proportions are among the artists’ inventive elements. Techniques are equally diverse, embracing digital embroidery, photography and forms of printing. Themes range from nature to history, from self-image to community. 

Thanks to several artists from Vulcan's Rest Fibers, a fiber arts supply shop in Chesapeake City, Md., “FiberNext” also embraces the outdoors. Twenty-one yarn-bombers have knitted, crocheted and woven brightly colored winter "scarves" to adorn several of the trees in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden.

A blend of spectacular and intimate works, “FiberNext” reflects the lively state of fiber art in our region. 

Opening: February 16, 12 – 4 p.m.
Artists’ Talks: March 16, 2 – 4 p.m.

Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806
United States

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