Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art presents “Beyond Intention”

Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art in Great Falls, Montana presents Beyond intention, an exhibition that brings together the work of three contemporary fiber and mixed media artists: Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Ashley V. Blalock and Jennifer Reifsneider. Nicole Maria Evans, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, explains that Beyond intention aims to address the concept of “intention” with regard to the practice of contemporary textile art in women’s lives, and the versatile qualities of materials in the face of their utilitarian origins.

The artists present three distinct bodies of work and use personal investigative topics to advance the discussion. Jennifer Reifsneider explores the gap between knowledge and experience. The convergence of the domestic and the mathematical inspires his work. For Reifsneider, the modest functions of Victorian flourishes have a unique ability to model fractal growth and non-Euclidean hyperbolic space – outer space space.

Maggy Rozycki Hiltner presents a cast of embroidered characters. She uses the familiarity of sewing with seemingly light patterns to convey a more serious subject matter. Very rarely is something quite what it seems.

Ashley V. Blalock creates larger-than-life, site-specific crochet installations tied to gallery walls that protrude beyond the viewer. Blalock’s installations confront the compulsion to control or influence an outward appearance perceived in domestic life and allude to the unease that exists beneath the surface of the supposed position of women in the domestic environment.

Materials, processes, and narrative are part of the visual conversation as they reorient, reuse, and redirect meaning. The works on display use established techniques such as crochet, embroidery, quilting, knotting and pattern making, but reinvent their purpose and use by transforming them into works of art that go beyond intention. traditional.

Beyond intention is visible until February 11, 2022.

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