August 22, 2014 by: Natalie Fleming
Casa de Arte Gallery’s next simultaneous exhibitions will feature Natalia Porter and UB Department of Art MFA Student Alicia Marván. The joint opening reception for Threadware and Local Systems will be on Saturday, Aug. 23rd, from 6 to 10 pm. The exhibits will run through September 15th.
Mexican-American artist and designer Alicia Marván presents a new body of abstract works using thread, cloth, wire and natural fibers. Informed by a twelve-year career as a visual and performance artist, Marván’s works engage texture, space and time with forms that echo biological patterns, conveying a sense of dynamic energy. The exhibition is a celebration of the handmade at a time of heightened industrialization, featuring embroidered, woven and sewn pieces incorporating the rich fiber art heritage of her native Michoacán, Mexico.
Inspired by old artifacts developed throughout history by numerous scientists and astronomers, Natalia Porter’s new work is informed by basic concepts of physics and astronomy. Even though our understanding of the universe has evolved significantly during the last centuries, the overall knowledge we have in regards to the vast universe today is still insignificant. The work being shown incorporates precise and accurate scientific data but is also a personal interpretation of these concepts that Porter perceives as being magical.
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