Japanese Miniature Fiber Sculptures premiere in Cleveland

japaneseartDouble Opening in the Main Gallery and Euclid Avenue Gallery!

OPENING: Thursday, September 18, 2014

5:00 – 8:00 PM Opening of Japanese Contemporary Fiber Sculpture in Miniature and
Tina Cassara & David Sapp: Threads, Lines, Traces

6:15 PM The Artists Talk: Tina Cassara and David Sapp in the Euclid Avenue Gallery
7:00 PM The Curator Talks: Dr. Hiroko Watanabe, President of the International Textile Network, Japan

Japanese Contemporary Fiber Sculpture in Miniature in the Main Gallery
September 18 – December 18, 2014

In their first US showing, Japanese miniature fiber sculptures are cerebrally captivating in their infinite variety. 50 contemporary, highly complex sculptures by 50 distinguished Japanese artists. These unique pieces are made by every imaginable fiber construction technique – hand and machine loom weaving, felting, knotting, looping, bending, gluing – and in a range of materials from traditional natural fibers as silk, wool, cotton, and linen, as well as synthetics as nylon, polyester, and rayon, to Japanese papers, newspaper, steel wire, window screening, plastic tubing and the like, resulting in astonishing forms

cassara_2Tina Cassara & David Sapp: Threads, Lines, Traces
Euclid Avenue Gallery
September 18 – October 30, 2014

Professors Tina Cassara and David Sapp consider the line in fiber and graphite and its connotation of the narrative word. Cassara, with computer aided embroidery and subsequent handwork, always in black thread, creates exceedingly delicate, three dimensional, wall hung pieces. Sapp, also a published poet, is deeply interested in Zen Buddhism painting and Far Eastern calligraphy, as well as the American modernists of the first half of the twentieth century. His most recent drawings have been made, at first, in a subconscious reaction and, now, in a conscious response to the quality of line, form, edge and structure he observes in Cassara’s recent embroideries.


The Sculpture Center

1834 E 123rd St, Cleveland, Ohio 44106