Beverly Sky Arts
551 Tremont Street, BCA Studio #316 (South End Open Studios)
Boston, Massachusetts 02118
30 Ipswich Street
Fenway Artists Building Studio #308
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
2018 – March – April – Solo Show of twenty-four Mexico inspired fabric collages at Galeria NUVO in Mineral de Pozos, Guanajuato, Mexico
September- Artist Fellow Residency in Auvillar, France at the VCCA (Virginia Center for Creative Arts) compound in southern France.
I create ‘fabricated’ paintings by deconstructing the original patterns and pictures in fabrics and reintegrating them into a new image. This medium is a natural evolution of my work as a fiber artist. My training and career as a weaver and papermaker / pulp painter has now evolved into the art of fabric collage, surprisingly; I am still working with the same materials, fiber, and in particular, cotton fiber.
This new direction of my work has been inspired by the ‘free quilting’ movement and the incredible production of unique fabrics for the quilting industry. I can use the intrinsic qualities of fabrics, colors, patterns, textures and images as a painting medium to express ideas and artistic concerns that I could not as a papermaker or weaver. The landscapes I have created as a papermaker were ‘feeling’ based whereas my works in fabric collage is ‘idea’ or narrative based.
I appreciate the economy of materials in fabric collage. No heavy equipment and specialized studio space. I can work anywhere; all I need is fabric, scissors and glue. Fabric collage allows me to explore greater narrative expression as well as spiritual and philosophical ideas that interest me.
My studios are located at the Artist Studio Building #316 at the Boston Center for the Arts and at the Fenway Artist Building in Boston.