Local Industry at the Knoxville Museum of Art
Exhibition dates: January 22 - April 25, 2010
Experienced weavers from Knoxville and surrounding states, as well as a "Chicago to Knoxville" group of weavers, are invited to take turns weaving a continuous bolt of weft-faced, selvedge-to-selvedge, striped cloth. Once one weaver has completed a passage of stripes, the next weaver responds to that passage and continues weaving. Proceeding this way, although abstract, relates to the Surrealist exercise of "exquisite corpse" drawing. The completed cloth bolt will be given to the KMA collection with an archive of all who participated.
Here's a link to an article about the exhibit that has more about the concept Wilson has presented with this exhibit. My husband was asking me to explain to him why I want to be part of this. It's pretty hard to articulate my reason(s) and I'll try to do that during this week's experience.