Art Ala Carte: A closer look at fiberworksUPDATED 8:19 AM HST Aug 12, 2014Video Transcript
closer look at FIBERWORK. Here this mornign wiht more is James Jensen -- he's the curator of contemporary art at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Loomless: Contemporary Fiberworks from the Museum Collection, new exhibition in our Textile Gallery August 14 - January 25 Honolulu Museum of Art When one thinks of "fiberworks" one thinks of cloth and weaving, but this exhibition proves that doesn't have to be the case. Answer: Yes, Loomless reveals how contemporary artists have really pushed the envelope of fiberwork. Artwork in the exhibition is made from such surprising materials as cellular telephone charging cords, eucalyptus twigs, hog gut, and metal screws. What is the meaning of the title "Loomless"? Answer: It's playing on the idea that people traditionally think of textile being made on a loom. These works are anything but traditional. So how do these works qualify as fiberwork? Contemporary fiber art is an enormously diverse field that can involve non-woven elements and include sculpture, as well as two-dimensional forms. Papermaking, stitching, and assemblage are among the techniques revealed in this exhibition of works.