“Chromatopia” by Fibre Art Network in the KAC

23 July 2021 12:30 pm

“Chromatopia” by Fibre Art Network in the KAC Main & Hallway Gallery


The Fibre Art Network (FAN) is a co-operative of Western Canadian artists committed to promoting fibre as an art form and each other as artists. FAN membership includes emerging fibre artists, teachers, authors and judges. Many members have been recognized both nationally and internationally for their work. FAN was inaugurated in 1998. Since then FAN has created 27 exhibitions exhibited at 84 Canadian venues and 7 International venues. Chromatopia will be our 28th show, an exhibition of 50 fibre artists each contributing 2 art pieces.

Exhibition Statement:

Chromatopia is a FAN exhibition inspired by Picasso’s monochromatic works in his blue period. Each artist was challenged to explore their own individual theme through the creation of two monochromatic textile artworks using two assigned colour hues. The exhibition visually explores the colour spectrum while preserving the unique individualistic style of each artist. Each set of 2 pieces (which will be hung in columns of 2), are textile/fibre pieces that reflect a unique theme of the individual artist depicted through two distinct monochromatic colour schemes. Pieces move through the spectrum in one direction on top and the reverse on the bottom. Together the exhibition will visually impact the viewer by the representation of the colour spectrum through both the upper and lower level artworks. The viewer will be drawn to the distinct themes explored by each individual artist while supporting the inclusivity of the spectrum.

Artists: The work of 50 FAN members, two pieces per artist, will be represented in this exhibition. Artist bios and photos of members’ selected artworks can be viewed at https://www.fibreartnetwork.com/gallery-artist.php Please note that not all FAN members will be represented in the Chromatopia exhibit

This exhibit is running from July 23 to August 4, 2021. 

We will be providing sanitizing stations, and barriers where required in compliance with current safety regulations so everyone may remain safe and enjoy the exhibition.

If you are sick, please stay home. We look forward to you visiting when you are well again!

Please note washrooms are currently closed to the public.

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