Jeffrey Lloyd Dever; John Garrett; Stephen Johnson; Gerri Johnson McMillin; Jennifer Falck Linssen; Marilyn Moore; Debora Muhl; Dennis Nahabetian; JoAnne Russo; Don Weeke;
"Interweave: Innovations in Contemporary Basketry" features the work of 10 artists using unusual materials to make sculptural vessels. Basketry is generally accepted as the oldest known form of craft, yet contemporary practice has transformed this craft into a fine art. Baskets are made by weaving together fibrous or pliable materials, usually forming them into a vessel to fulfill practical needs like containing, carrying, displaying, and storing goods. From ancient times to today, baskets were and remain useful to contemporary society. Since the 1970s, some artists have revolutionized basketry by using unexpected materials and methods, developing unique forms, and working in varying sizes and scales. No longer utilitarian, these baskets are sculptures and, like other contemporary art forms, are often thematic and imbued with meaning. Exhibition held in the Street Level Gallery space.