STLCC Meramec art gallery hosts new exhibit

Posted on 20 September 2015 by admin

Fiber artists’ work on display 

art galleryBy: Dalila Kahvedzic

The Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition until Sept. 18 featuring four contemporary fiber artists; Elaine Rickles, Amy Schmierbach, Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen and Rena Wood.

All four artists incorporate memory or meditation through their pieces of art.

The artists use inventive construction techniques that are time consuming and inspired by their past. Materials used include thread, cloth and paper and embrace traditional handcraft such as stitching, weaving and hand dying to create two-and three-dimensional art and installations.

Elaine Rickles focuses on remaining memories from something or somebody gone; parts of a whole, relics.

Amy Schmierbach portrays anxiety but a sense of balance at the same time. Yarn stretched between nails signifies anxiety, while a free flowing splash signifies balance.

Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen incorporates weaving and stitching into her art representing both strength and fragility. Flowers, wallpaper and furniture show conversation, togetherness and laughter.

Rena Wood portrays formation and falling apart, time passing, time stopped and forgetting and remembering.

The Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery is located in Humanities East, Room 133 and is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays.

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