Xavier University and the Department of Art are pleased to present “Iridescence” an exhibition of textile art by M. Katherine “Kitty” Uetz, July 14-September 12, 2014.
Iridescence “having or showing shifting changes in color or an interplay of rainbow like colors, as when seen from different angles” is the essence of this collection of work. Presented are capes, tapestries, kimonos, paintings, weavings, dyeing, printing on silk and velvet, collage, natural materials sculpture, and color removal. Many processes were used, including a variety of ancient Japanese Shibori techniques. In her work, the artist focuses on a common theme – the way her art reflects the dance of light, the energy which surrounds and nurtures us.
According to the artist, “For all of us, fiber is the first and last thing we experience – from swaddling clothes to burial shrouds. They have been a part of all human cultures throughout time. We understand our history through the interpretation of fiber artifacts – clothing, weavings, basketry, tapestries. As an artist who works with fiber, my work respects the tradition and craftsmanship inherent in the fiber arts and allows me to express my individuality.“
Kitty Uetz has taught Fiber Arts at Xavier for 21 years in the Department of Art. She has served as Director for the Xavier University Art Gallery for 17 years.
Please join us for a gallery reception on Friday, August 29, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Enjoy the art and free refreshments.
Xavier University Art Gallery has been named one of Cincinnati’s 10 contemporary art galleries you should visit. http://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/ohio/articles/cincinnati-s-10-contemporary-art-galleries-you-should-visit/