Woven World: Selections from Cavin-Morris Gallery
October 19 - November 19, 2017
Works using weaving, wrapping, knotting, and assembling methods by twenty mainstream, self-taught, and indigenous artists.
Reception: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 5 – 7 PM
Panel Talk with Shari Cavin and Randall Morris of Cavin-Morris Gallery: Wednesday, November 15, 5:30 PM, Filene Recital Hall
The Schick Art Gallery’s newest exhibition, Woven World: Selections from Cavin-Morris Gallery, blends ancient traditions with contemporary purpose, showcasing the work of twenty mainstream, self-taught, and indigenous artists. Works range from figurative to abstract, and materials include, but are not limited to: cloth, clay, twigs, thread, reeds, wire, vinyl, paper, and found objects. All the art on view demonstrates processes of weaving, wrapping, knotting, and assembling. While diverse in origin and purpose, there is a potency, poise, and attention to detail evident throughout these works.
Woven World: Selections from Cavin-Morris Gallery is simultaneously intended to showcase the passion of gallery owners Shari Cavin and Randall Morris as collectors, scholars, art lovers, and citizens of the world. Cavin and Morris have been collecting and exhibiting self-taught, tribal, and contemporary art from around the world for over thirty years. The Cavin-Morris Gallery roster also includes an eclectic selection of contemporary weavers and ceramists who push the envelope in their expression of traditional forms.
The gallery is pleased to host Shari Cavin and Randall Morris in a dialogue about the art on view in Woven World and about their work as gallery-owners on Wednesday, November 15th, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Filene Recital Hall.
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