Fiber Fusion, a group of four artists/friends, each with their own distinct take on fiber arts, are presenting “Endless Possibilities” in the Landrau-Partan Gallery at the Falmouth Art Center in October.
The show runs from October 1 through 31, with an opening reception planned for Friday, October 8, from 5 to 7 PM.
The four artists, Christine Anderson of Cotuit, Carol Flax of West Yarmouth, Lisa Horton of Mashpee and Toni Newhall of East Falmouth, all seek to expand the definition of fiber art by integrating materials other than what is normally expected in the genre. In this way, the group challenges conventional thinking and expands the conversation of what fiber art can encompass.
Christine Anderson’s work includes intricate woven tapestries of local landscapes and conceptual work that combine weaving with mixed media, including scanned digital images, handmade paper, fabrics and beads.
Carol Flax’s cut paper collages are inspired by her life on the Cape. While many viewers mistake them for paintings, they are created entirely from recycled catalogs, calendars and magazines.
Lisa Horton’s mixed media works are created using found objects, different kinds of paper—including old photographs—and other media to tell a different story with each piece.
Toni Newhall’s compositions always contain elements of fiber and often reclaimed materials such as clothing, zippers, gears and gadgets. She also enjoys experimenting with paint, beading, wire and textured backgrounds.
The Falmouth Art Center is at 137 Gifford Street. The center is free and open to the public Mondays through Fridays from 9 AM to 4 PM, Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM, and Sundays 1 to 4 PM.