GREAT FALLS – “Beyond Intention”, a new exhibition at the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art in Great Falls, opened on Friday October 1st.
The exhibition presents three contemporary artists who use fiber in their art. The exhibition wants visitors to reflect on the intention of art, while also making people think about the history of this type of work.
The fiber artwork delves into the meaning of the material’s function as well as the process and space in which it is found.
Artist Maggie Rozycki explained, “All of the work in this exhibit takes traditional forms and distorts them a little bit, modifies them and adds them, so it takes something that you know and makes you see something in a very different.”
The exhibit features crochet embroidery, quilting, knotting and pattern making.
“There’s that certain showmanship with the work, but it also has that connection because it’s thread,” said Ashley Blalock, who worked on her growing artwork over a 10-year period. years.
Jennifer Reifsneider has been collecting knots for the past two years; she said: “Some of them seem to have character and history. She doesn’t collect all the knots she sees – just the ones that seem to have character.
The exhibition will be open until February 11, 2022 and admission is free.
The Gibson Square Paris Art Museum is located at 1400 1st Avenue North in Great Falls. Click here to visit the site.