Programs  Fiber Legends

Fiber Legends

Feb 6, 2015 -
Apr 25, 2015

KANEKO | 1111 Jones St


Fiber Legends explores the different ways in which fiber art conveys movement, captures and transmits culture and functions as fine art through the works of Nick Cave, Sheila Hicks and Jon Eric Riis. The exhibition will be on display at KANEKO from Feb. 6–April 25, 2015.

Join us for the unveiling of this exhibition at the FIBER Opening Reception on Friday, Feb. 6 from 6–9 p.m. This event is FREE and open to the public. Register by clicking the “Register Now” button above.

Nick Cave first gained widespread recognition for his Soundsuits: full-body outfits crafted from discarded objects found in antique shops and flea markets. Part sculpture, part costume, the complex, kaleidoscopically colorful works are often featured in solo and group movement performances. Cave’s work has been exhibited internationally and included in collections at the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Museum of Art and Design, and the Smithsonian Institute.

Jon Eric Riis, from Atlanta, Georgia, is an internationally known contemporary fiber artist and a collector of Asian textiles. Since 1976, Riis has collected and studied Asian Textiles with an emphasis on Chinese textiles, specifically those associated with past emperors, courtiers and officials of the Chinese Court during the Qing dynasty. Riis’ other Asian textile collections are from Japan, Korea, Tibet and Bhutan. Riis has exhibited his handwoven tapestries throughout Europe and Asia and his work can be found in numerous private and public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Art Institute of Chicago, the New York Museum of Art and Design, and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Museum of Art.

Sheila Hicks is a Nebraska native and world-renowned fiber artist born in Hastings, Nebraska in 1934. As an artist, her influence and achievements are truly international in scope. The extent of Hicks‘ travel and exposure to other cultures is reflected in both the concept and final form of her fiber pieces. Her work ranges from miniatures to architectural commissions to whimsical soft stones, and employ both loom and non-loom techniques. Hicks‘ work is also included in such collections as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art; The Art Institute of Chicago; Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile; and the Museums of Modern Art, Tokyo and Kyoto.

Works in this exhibition are on loan from the Museum of Nebraska Art Collection’s Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Hicks, the collection of Betiana and Todd Simon, Jon Eric Riis and anonymous.

Admission to this exhibition during normal gallery hours is FREE and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday, 1–5 p.m.

FIBER is made possible by generous support from the Nebraska Arts Council, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and ARC Document Solutions

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