In recent years, fiber art has eluded characterization as
it has infiltrated traditional art practices and expanded into installation and performance. As fiber-based art has grown more mainstream, however, its material-based, multidisciplinary practice risks being compromised, overlooked, or assimilated by the contemporary
Material Fix is a contemplation of fiber’s unique material specificity and the ways a range of artists join process with current theoretical and aesthetic concerns. The
exhibition examines the manner in which the artists in Material Fix insist on the materiality of their work,
questioning the detached sense of vision associated
with this digital age where appearances are often separate from real-life existence. The exhibition suggests that, in an age dominated by linear, cerebral, and linguistic analysis,
it is more important than ever to reinforce awareness of humanity’s shared physical experience.
--Alison Ferris, Curator