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“I Would Wear That” Juliet Martin


Noho m55 Gallery 

530 West 25th Street 

New York, NY 10003 

June 23 - July 11 

Opening June 27, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

A self-absorbed study in non-functional weaving. 

"I Would Wear That" 

Juliet Martin presents I Would Wear That, a self-absorbed study in non-functional weaving, a collection of useless handwoven hangings at the Noho m55 Gallery, June 23 - July 11, opening June 27, 2015, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., located at 530 West 25th Street, New York City. Juliet’s simpler style of weaving creates complexity. Contrasting color, texture, and form, she weaves and sews aesthetically driven, satire-laced sculptures. Her visual statements offer relief in humor. Sardonic titles and statements reveal artistic intention. 

Juliet challenges the aesthetics of weaving, applying the Japanese philosophy of SAORI. With its Zen mindset, SAORI encourages freeform work—no patterns, no rules, no mistakes. Freeform weaving encourages lighthearted abstraction through improvisation. Every sculpture is an abstract with an awkward beauty: clumpy fabric, fighting colors, rough and smooth textures, ragged edges. 

Yarn, simple and straightforward, is more than just fiber. Juliet knows yarn and you’ll know her. 


I Would Wear That 

Juliet Martin 

Noho m55 Gallery 

530 West 25th Street 

New York, NY 10003 

June 23 - July 11 

Opening June 27, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 


About Juliet Martin 

Juliet Martin was born in New Jersey in 1970. Martin works predominantly in fiber, but also includes digital media. Martin completed a BA from Brown University in 1993, and a MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1998. She has had solo shows at Pace University Gallery, New York; Artworks, Trenton, New Jersey; and SAORI Hiroba, Osaka, Japan. 

Her professional career as an artist began with creating Web-based art pieces recognized around the world including SIGGRAPH and the New York Times. Now Martin sculpts autobiographies out of handwoven fiber, creating abstract representations of personal stories often tinged with humor. 

Martin lives and works in New York City.

  “Reliquary #3: I Will Catch You” (25.75” x 25.75”) Vintage domestic linens, silk organza, wool, unfinished embroideries & quilt, found object. Machine pieced, hand embroidered & quilted, 2015.

 

“Reliquary #3: I Will Catch You” (25.75” x 25.75”) Vintage domestic linens, silk organza, wool, unfinished embroideries & quilt, found object. Machine pieced, hand embroidered & quilted, 2015.

First Friday at Bunnel Street Arts Center: Amy Meissner

June 5- 30, 2015

Burnell Street Arts Center

106 W. Bunnell Ave.

Homer, AK 99603

 

Artist Yuni Kim Lang discusses how questioning her cultural identity inspired her to create this large-scale wig. Comfort Hair is on view through October 11, 2015.

MATERIAL FIX

March 13- October 11, 2015

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

608 New York Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081
 

Included in the exhibition are works by Polly Apfelbaum (NY), Jen Bervin (NY), Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010), Sonya Clark (VA), Dave Cole (RI), Jim Drain (FL), Josh Faught (CA), Susie Ganch (VA), David R. Harper (WI), Jesse Harrod (PA), Elana Herzog (NY), Amy Honchell (IL), Yuni Kim Lang (MI), Christy Matson (CA), Cat Mazza (NY), John Paul Morabito (IL), Sheila Pepe (NY), Piper Shepard (MD), Alyson Shotz (NY), Deborah Valoma (CA), Katarina Weslien (ME), and Anne Wilson (IL).

EBONY G. PATTERSON: DEAD TREEZ On view January 18-September 13 at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Dead Treez explores social and political issues within the gender bending subculture of Jamaica's dancehall community. Combining the rhythms of reggae, digital sounds, and rapid-fire DJ lyrics, dancehall music was popularized in Jamaica during the 1970s.

Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez

January 18- September 13, 2015

John Michael Kohler Art Center

608 New York Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081

Confetti Crackle Pop: Works by Kelly Kozma

May 220 June 28, 2015 

Paradigm Gallery + Studio 

746 4th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19147

 

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