Art Textiles and Fiber Sculpture Come of Age in the 10th Wave III
This Fall browngrotta arts will offer an expansive look at the nation's most intriguing art form in
the 10th Wave.
Wilton, CT (PRWEB) August 28, 2009 -- In October and November 2009 browngrotta arts will present The 10th
Wave III, a multi-part examination of contemporary international art textiles and fiber sculpture. The 10th Wave
III will present the work of more than 70 artists from across the globe. Dozens of works will be included,
exhibited in a gallery setting, online and in print.
This comprehensive look at the field of fiber art will begin on October 9, 2009 at The 10th Wave III: In Person,
an exhibition at Artifact Design Group in Wilton, Connecticut, which will extend until November 28, 2009. A
major online exhibit, The 10th Wave III: Online, will follow at browngrotta.com on October 12th, Work from
both exhibits will be documented in a full-color catalog to be published in October, The 10th Wave III: In Print.
"Art textile and fiber sculpture have surged in popularity in the last decade," explains Tom Grotta, president of
browngrotta arts. "Attendance at recent tapestry, knitting, quilt and embroidery exhibits at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, the Museum of Arts and Design and the Whitney has been record breaking." The 10th Wave III
will take a broad look at this diverse medium, through the work of a large group of accomplished artists, just as
the movement achieves well-deserved critical and popular acclaim.
The artists in The 10th Wave work in a wide range of materials from stainless steel to rubber to recycled
raincoats to tree bark and telephone books. They are experimenting with forms and techniques in novel and
surprising ways, exploring new relationships among structure, design, color, and pattern. Among the artists that
will participate are Mary Merkel-Hess from Iowa and Gyongy Laky from California, Sue Lawty from the UK,
Ritzi Jacobi from Germany and Hisako Sekijima from Japan.
"We represent a uniquely glob