Three Uncommonly Good Works
23 Sandy Gallery is pleased to honor three artists with a Best of Show Award for Uncommon Threads: The Handicrafts in Book Arts. These three works are exemplary in content, concept, techniques, materials—and all have impeccable workmanship.
This book is a beautiful knitted work that hangs from the ceiling and drops into a custom made fabric bag. From Tekla's artist statement, "There is comfort in the repetitive motion of knitting. It quietly consumes time and offers great satisfaction when the end of a skein is reached. There is no such neat end to mourning. Like the stream of words in a thesaurus—the endless linking of one word to the next—recovery from loss is an endless practice with no hope of mastery." But, out of grief has come a lovely work. We were very excited last Friday when Tekla walked into the gallery and introduced herself. Turns out she flew in from Massachusetts just that day to join our First Friday celebration. And, it was her birthday to boot! Learn more about Tekla's work here.
Elsi Vassdal Ellis for Notions & Fabrications | Remnants
Learn more about Notions & Fabrications | Remnants here. P.S. Watch for Elsi's solo show here in the gallery in February of 2012.
Nanette Wylde for Between Us
Check it out here if you can't make it to the gallery.
Congratulations to all three of these very talented artists!