Saturday, July 13, 2019

An online exhibit: Pat Williams Has Stories to Tell


I'm quite pleased to have recently had a chance to curate an exhibit of the tapestries of Pat Williams. The exhibit, called "Pat Williams Has Stories to Tell" lives online only. That's great because it's accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world. And will be on display through the American Tapestry Alliance website for years to come. 



The only unfortunate aspect of this is that the viewers don't get a chance to be in the physical presence of the tapestries. Photos of tapestry work can only do so much to help one understand the technical skill and aesthetic choices made by the artist when weaving. Pat is indeed an expert in both aspects. Her technical abilities with tapestry are such that she can make the yarn do whatever she wants it to. The aesthetic choices are ones that are made in such a way as to take a viewer on a visual journey with her. She uses color, texture and shapes to eloquently communicate depth of feelings about circumstances of life. 

Take a look and visually absorb something from the stories Pat tells with her tapestries. Be sure to notice that there are links at the top that will take you to each of the three galleries. I pointed to those with the three red arrows in the screen shot from the webpage.

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