“IN ESSE” at the University of Akron’s Emily Davis Gallery, showcases a breadth of local and national fiber artists whose work engages through fiberʼs visceral, sensorial, familiar and interactive nature.
The work shown in “IN ESSE” is brightly colored, multi-scaled, highly textured and derives from many fiber processes, including weaving, binding, knitting and quilting.
These objects highlight the myriad of avenues through which fiber can be used such as craft, sculpture, installation art and community-engaged art.
The opening reception is on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served during the reception and some of the exhibited artists will be present.
The artists featured in “IN ESSE” are a mix of emerging and more established creators, and represent diverse backgrounds in art making as well as diversity within their chosen fiber disciplines.
Notable works and artists from “IN ESSE” include “Purl” by Amy Honchell, “Friendg”e by Andrea Vail, “Book/ Quilt” by Madi Manson, “Red” by Sue Cavanaugh, and “These Arms of Mine” by Sarah Gotowka.
The Emily Davis Gallery (150 E. Exchange St.) is located in the Myers School of Art in Folk Hall on the University of Akron campus. Exhibitions include works by students, faculty, regional, national and international artists.