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Interwoven: Craft

June 18, 2013 – November 17, 2013

Interwoven: Paper

August 9, 2013 – November 17, 2013

Drawn from the collection of the Arkansas Arts Center, Interwoven: Craft features work in a variety of forms and media—ceramic, glass, fiber and metal—by artists who employ the process of weaving in the manufacture of their work. While the exhibition contains a broad selection of baskets, they are not the sole focus of the installation. Rather, Interwoven: Craft also contains work by artists who explore the concept of interconnectedness as humans: our solitary and interpersonal relationships, those with the built and natural world, and those within and between cultures.

Not limited to three-dimensional objects, this theme of interconnectedness is further explored through works-on paper-in the companion exhibition, Interwoven: Paper, in the Alice Pratt Brown Atrium. Similarly drawn from the Arts Center’s rich collection of drawings and prints, the exhibition contains work that explores the physical, emotional or spiritual. Figurative and abstract, mono- and polychromatic, large and small, images form the warp and weft of this visual web. Some works represent harmonious relationships, while in others tangles arise.

(Pictured above) Luis Cruz Azaceta, American (Havana, Cuba, 1942 - ) active New Orleans & New York, Exit II, 1989, acrylic on paper, Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection: Purchase, Tabriz Fund and Museum Purchase Plan of the NEA. 1990.021

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