On View in the HP Gallery

HP Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 12-6pm, Sat 10am-2pm, or by appointment.

Hand Wash Only
May 8 – June 29, 2024

Curated by Tight Knit Group
CLOSING PARTY w/ SHORT FILM SCREENING: June 26, 6-8pm (screening at 7pm)

Hand Wash Only explores the handmade, homespun, self-fashioned, and co-created practice of contemporary regional fiber artists. Skills and crafts that have been passed down through chosen and actual family lineages make way for a new generation of fiber artists with a common thread: if you can sew it, weave it, felt it, bind it, knit it, quilt it – it’s art.

Often most associated with quilts and other functional objects, fiber art is no longer limited by use. The exhibited works reflect a diverse range of techniques, interests, and materials, reflecting interdisciplinary approaches to sculpture, painting, ceramics, and more. Participating artists were influenced by personal histories and family and each has also chosen additional work from their fiber lineage to display in the show.

Participating artists include Bailey Anderson, Joan Arrizabalaga, Rora Blue, Aiyana Graham, Ivy Guild, Jada Haynes, Janett Kabeh, Eunkang Koh, Camryn Maher, Melissa Melero Moose, Julia Novak, Cesar Piedra, Eva Shipley, and Ingrid Stumpf.

Hand Wash Only is a celebration of contemporary, interdisciplinary fiber art as well as its supporting traditions. The exhibition and all related programming has been curated by a local collective of artists and students called Tight Knit Group. Led by Camryn Maher, Anna Newman, and Ingrid Stumpf with advisor Eunkang Koh, the group has hosted numerous artist meet-ups and demos, as well as exhibitions, publications, and more in celebration of fiber art. More info on Tight Knit and our Curator Series.

Hand Wash Only opens on May 8th and will be open to the public during gallery hours, Wed. – Fri. 12-6pm and Sat. 10am-2pm, or by appointment all other days/times. Contact galleries@hollandreno.org for additional information.

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