DATE: May 19, 2017 – June 25, 2017
TIME: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
LOCATION: The Studio
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm, through June 25th
Opening Reception Friday May 19, 5-7 pm
This is a free event.
Sue Weil is a tapestry artist living in Northern California. She originally created custom one-of-a-kind fabric to use in her own line of women’s fashion. In 2011 Sue turned her focus to weaving tapestry. Her early pieces incorporated non-traditional materials such as scraps of cast-off clothing and ribbon to create conceptual pieces. She is currently working with a technique called “pulled warp” to add 3-dimensional aspects to her tapestries. Her designs are intentionally spare, and explore rhythm and asymmetry in bold compositions.
As an artist, my goal is to weave tapestries that lend beauty and a sense of quiet to the places they inhabit. Where some of my pieces reflect an inner call for peace, other works may address the intensifying discord in our world. Regardless of the inspiration for an individual tapestry, my hope is that they ultimately reflect a sense of optimism. With this in mind, I’ve titled this show “The Way Home.”
I’ve been told that the weight, line and balance in my pieces reflect an architect’s sensibility. Feeling that often less is more, my designs are intentionally spare, exploring rhythm and asymmetry in bold compositions.
Weaving attracts me for its simplicity: two opposing sets of threads twining together to create a whole. Working at the loom provides me the opportunity to sit in the stillness of my thoughts, allowing my hands to think.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude in Social Anthropology from Harvard University, studying art there as well as at The Art Institute of Chicago and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Combining my interests in anthropology and art, I find myself especially drawn to weaving’s cultural universality.
View her work: www.sueweil.com