October 18 - November 23, 2019
A two person exhibition featuring fabric art by Caryl Gaubatz and Anne Katrosh.
“About her work, Gaubatz states, “My intention is to produce exquisitely crafted soft sculpture that includes the body as its animating element. I design narrative garments- wearable art pieces that tell a story. At first sight, the viewer may not readily perceive the subtext, but will immediately feel the authenticity of the work. After a longer interaction, that feeling will become stronger than if the garment were purely decorative. When the garment is worn, the person wearing it becomes an accomplice in telling the story. Invariably, environmental and spiritual issues are expressed in my work.””
“About her work for this show, Katrosh states, “I have created works that are based on my memories of the seven years my family and I lived in Libreville Gabon. The materials and techniques employed in these works were chosen to reflect the nature of memory. Photographs were printed on cotton paper and then kneaded by hand with palm oil to create a surface patina that softens the imagery, like a cherished letter folded and refolded from countless readings. The palette is intentionally muted, the focus of the imagery softened from its original sharpness to evoke the passage of time. The surface embroidery applied to the photographs is a quiet process, providing time for contemplation and by its nature enhancing the intimate domesticity of many of these memories that I’ve chosen to share, while the found objects attached to the works function as relics of a life lived on the equator.””
Opening: October 19, 2019 | 4–7 pm
638 E. Market St.
Rockport, 78382 TX