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#NewsFlash | Panel Discussion to Add Spice to LIC Gallery Show
The currently hot Art World trend of adopting — and adapting — ancient craft traditions will be the main topic during “Fiber Optics: A Panel Discussion” at Dorsky Gallery on Sunday, Nov. 4, starting at 3:30 pm.
Two artists who have pieces that are currently on display at the Long Island City studio, Erin M. Riley and Martha Tuttle, will talk about fiber, weaving, and other textile art forms. They’ll also investigate the reasons why so many modern day artists are embracing millennia-old handcraft traditions, although they’re also updating them with their concepts and content.
Kathleen Flynn, an independent art professional and the former executive director of the Brooklyn papermaking center Dieu Donné, and Isa Rodrigues, a dye expert who co-founded the Textile Art Center, which operates studios in Brooklyn and Manhattan, will moderate.
“Fiber Optics: A Panel Discussion” coincides with “Complicated Territory,” which is currently exhibiting at Dorsky Galley. Featuring work by Riley, Tuttle, and Alex McQuilkin, this three-woman show consists of embroidery, installation, and painting. With three distinct styles and genres, it explores the unity, disunity, and nuances of feminine identity.
They both live in Brooklyn now, but Riley is from Massachusetts, while Tuttle hails from New Mexico. Riley is a visual artist. Tuttle works between painting and textile.
Admission is always free at Dorsky, which is located at 11-03 45th Ave., but seating for the panel discussion is limited. Interested parties are asked to RSVP via 718.937.6317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caveat lector: The NYC Marathon will take place on Sunday, too. The route takes runners from Brooklyn into Long Island City via the Pulaski Bridge at about the halfway point. They then proceed on Jackson Avenue, Vernon Boulevard, 44th Road, and other local streets for about 2.5 miles to the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. The race has staggered starts depending on gender and talent division, and some of the slower participants might still be running near Dorsky at the time of the panel discussion.
Images: Dorsky Gallery
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