Pastimes: Her Present.
FEBRUARY 2, 2018- MAY 31, 2018
A woman’s place. Where we were then and where we are today looks very different in many lights. This exhibition reflects upon pastimes but with a modern twist. While once considered a source of entertainment or hobby - these 5 female artists show us how a return to pastimes turned into their livelihood.
Many thanks to these local Virginia women for their revival of great art forms and breathing new and refreshing life into them.
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Kate Koconis lives and works out of her home studio in Providence Forge, VA. She is responsible for all things Little Black Sheep Studio. All the ideas, designs and finished products come from her two hands. She has been weaving for over 10 years now, and loves it just as much as the first day she discovered this craft. Using natural materials and traditional techniques, Kate creates modern unique pieces that can fit into any space. Her goal is to make beautiful items created honestly, to make you feel at ease with your surroundings. Each piece is one of a kind, handmade with the utmost of care, to ensure they will last a lifetime (or more).
'Keyhole Kitty', 2016
Although she has sewn all her life, Barbara Skolaut only started quilting in the late 1990s when she saw some art quilts and decided she wanted to make her own. She often makes realistic butterflies, but also like to make quilts in unusual shapes, such as a grand piano or an open umbrella. She recently also started making whimsical small art quilts mounted on stretched canvas, which can be hung like regular pictures. Barbara is a paralegal in her non-quilting life.
Ynes Bouck is a recent graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University. She majored in Craft/ Material Studies with a focus in Metalsmithing. Her cake-like objects embodies trompe l’oeil, to deceive the eye, by replicating the colors, textures and extravagance of cake. She uses acrylic paint as the “icing” of her works and enameled metal for their candy-like shine and shapes. Her work speaks about indulgence, fantasy, gluttony and temptation through an array of sugar-coated pastels and hard candy.
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