The Contemporary Arts Center opens two new imaginative exhibitions on Friday, April 22. Opening party is 8 p.m. Both run through August 14.
Matt Kish & Robert Del Tredici: ‘Chasing the Whale, and Other Endless Pursuits’
This exhibition features two artists who imagine the details, detours and interpretations of iconic novels with serial drawings.
A Dayton, Ohio-based librarian and illustrator, Matt Kish is a self-taught artist who has turned the daily act of drawing into a vehicle for documenting his life and experiences.
‘Unraveled: Textiles Reconsidered’
The “Unraveled: Textiles Reconsidered” exhibition is all about reinvention. In this show, the artists take everyday items and turn them into imaginative works of art.
The inventive pieces feature magazines, clothing, rugs, bed sheets and blankets that are deconstructed and rebuilt into new creations. The artists have chosen these ordinary textiles to cut then sew, fold then stack, unravel then reshape, print on, embroider and weave fabric together, and given us unique, contemporary pieces of art.