December 1, 2017 – January 26, 2018
The gallery at Praxis Fiber Workshop is pleased to present Dark Frontier, a new, collaborative collection by Krista Tomorowitz. This collection comes at the time just after the birth of Tomorowitz’s first child. She explains, “Dark Frontier is about insomnia, waking dreams, racing thoughts, old memories, new life and the wild west of motherhood.” Beginning with black silk, artists are invited to remove color to create pattern and image on the fabric. At this point of the process, the artist cannot see their own design. Only after time and further processing does the removal reveal an illumination, both personal and decorative. Fringe is handwoven and added to the garments like historic costume detailing and poncho and cloak shapes cause the wearer to appear larger, to ward off enemies or predators.
To see this work in person is to see a poignant comparison between garments that protect and comfort the wearer, and the fierce protection a new mother has of her new world.
Painted silk artists:
Read more about this exhibition here