Loomless: Contemporary Fiberworks from the Museum’s Collection

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    Norma Minkowitz (American, born 1937). A Story II, 1999. Acrylic on knotted fiber. 33 1/2 x 24 x 5 inches. Gift of The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, 2011, and purchased with funds derived from a gift of the Honolulu Advertiser Collection at Persis Corpor

August 14, 2014 - January 25, 2015
Honolulu Museum of Art


Exhibition Overview

Textile or fiber art may conjure up images of garments, quilts, ritual and ceremonial cloths, but artists are increasingly using the medium for works comprised of materials not woven on looms. Contemporary fiber art is an enormously diverse field that can involve non-woven elements (paper, leather, paint, wood) and include sculpture, as well as two-dimensional forms. Papermaking, stitching, and assemblage are among the techniques revealed in this exhibition of works by Olga de Amaral, Norma Minkowitz, Joan Livingstone, Ferne Jacobs, Barbara Cooper, John Davis, and several other artists.