Exhibitions

Ocean Yoga
Woven Meditation.
 A solo exhibition of wedge weave tapestries by Deborah Corsini.  90C Eureka Square, Pacifica, CA. Through August 3, 2015.   www.oceanyoga.com  Mon-Fri: 7am – 8pm;  Sat: 8am – 5pm;  Sun: 9am – 5pm.

The Lace Museum
Thread Around Holes.  
An exhibit of contemporary lace made with unusual fibers and/or new techniques.  Through October 31, 2015.   552 S. Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086.   (408) 730-4695.  Open Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  No general admission fee.  Also open by appointment.

Legion of Honor
High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection. Until July 19, 2015. Special Exhibition Galleries, Legion of Honor.

Asian Art Museum
28 Chinese. Until August 16, 2015.  The result of more than a decade’s worth of exploration, research and collecting, this new exhibition- organized by the extraordinary Rubell Collection in Miami- presents 48 artworks from 28 contemporary Chinese artists.

Woven Luxuries: Indian, Persian and Turkish Velvets from the Indictor Collection.   Until November 1, 2015. The 11 textiles in this exhibition are selections from a private New York collection, providing a glimpse into the richness and diversity of Iranian, Indian and Turkish silk velvets.  Spanning three distinct cultural areas with their own design sensibilities and tastes, this group of textiles showcases different techniques of velvet production and suggests their varied uses.

deYoung Museum
Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Na Hulu Ali’i. August 29, 2015 – February 28, 2016.  Explore the distinctive art, culture and history of Hawai’i with the first exhibition of Hawaiian featherwork on the U.S. mainland, developed in partnership with the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu.

Oscar de la Renta Retrospective.  February 27 – May 30, 2016.  This world premiere retrospective of Oscar de la Renta’s work celebrates the life and career of one of fashion’s most influential designers.  The exhibition will include more than 100 ensembles produced over five decades, and is presented in collaboration with the house of de la Renta and the designer’s family.

 

 

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

March 7, 2015 – July 5, 2015exhb_Klein_DetailLG
A Common Thread
Guest Curated by Susan O’Malley

A Common Thread brings together the artwork of seventeen contemporary artists from across the United States who examine and sometimes subvert the centuries-old tradition of needlework. Representing a sampling of a larger wave of stitching fanatics, the artists in A Common Thread find inspiration in the medium’s history, materials, technique, and process to create works that are surprising, provocative, and at times, deeply personal. The exhibit runs from March 7 – July 5, 2015, with an opening reception March 15, 2-4pm.

The show includes work from artists Emily Barletta (New York), Gwenn Beope (California), Chandra Cerrito (California), Joe Cunningham (California), Lauren DiCioccio (California), Josh Greene (California), Aubrey Longley-Cook (Georgia), Joetta Maue (Massachusetts), Stacey Page (Florida), Maggy Rozycki Hiltner (Montana), Jeana Eva Klein (North Carolina), Rebecca Ringquist (New York), LJ Roberts (California), Hadar Sobol (Texas), Jessica Tang (California), Claudia Tennyson (California), and Amanda Valdez (Brooklyn).

 

March 7, 2015 – July 5, 2015exhb_CushionCoverOrig
Bedouin Textiles from the Collection of Robert and Joy Totah Hilden

Bedouin Textiles from the Collection of Robert and Joy Totah Hilden looks at the rich woven history of the Arab nomads who have inhabited the Arabian Peninsula and elsewhere for millennia. The Bedouin were tribally organized, tent dwelling, and herders of sheep, camels, and goats. Their life style required textiles such as tents and tent dividers, rugs, cushions, storage bags, and camel related textiles like saddlebags and camel ornaments. The exhibit includes hand woven textiles as well as photographs of the Bedouin and their lifestyle.

 

May 2 – July 5, 2015exhb_WhiteWisdomWall_lg
Textile Conversations in Glass
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Artistic cross-currents are evident everywhere. How does glass, a hard material known for its clarity and shine, relate to soft, malleable textiles? Whether it is through design, texture, process or more, the commonalities become obvious in Textile Conversations in Glass.

The show includes work from six California artists working in glass: Elin Christopherson, Susan Longini, Michelle Murillo, Demetra Theofanous, Pamina Traylor, and Mary White, along with six textiles from the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles collection.

This exhibition is concurrent with the Glass Art Society’s international conference – Interface: Glass, Art, and Technology, in downtown San Jose June 5-7.

 

March 7, 2015 – July 5, 2015exhb_FabrizioStripesOrig
Kawandi Adventure: Quilts by Margaret Fabrizio

Inspired by a 2011 exhibition of kawandi at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, Fabrizio was compelled to learn more about the Siddi women of Karnataka, India, who had created the dazzlingly colorful quilts (kawandi). In 2012, the artist spent two weeks in India, learning from the Siddi women their kawandi style of hand sewing quilts. After returning to her home to San Francisco, Fabrizio created twenty kawandi style quilts from scraps and recycled clothing she collected in India. She then returned to Karnataka, taking some of her work to show the women at their monthly meeting. They were impressed and delighted. Many of the kawandi on display were created especially for this exhibition.