Date(s) - November 9, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Join us for an informative conversation between artist Chrisine Meuris and Curator Amy DiPlacido where they will discuss the artist’s work and Meuris’s slow making processes.
Bay Area artist Christine Meuris has recently created a series of works utilizing original techniques that interweave multiple, labor-intensive processes much beloved by the fiber art community.
During the pandemic, while things felt simultaneously dangerous and vague, and social systems revealed themselves to be more fragile than previously imaginable, Christine began exposing more and more of the transparent scrim of her works throughout the creation process of this series.
By presenting this body of work of veil-like pieces with varying levels of concealment, Christine visually communicates the tenuousness of these past years using the iconography of a veil as a metaphor for a false sense of safety. In her talk, Christine will explore both the symbolism she chose for the series “Veiled” and how she explored its faceted meanings throughout this body of work.
With a long-standing track record of working with the quiet beauty of pattern and geometry. Christine has utilized their mathematical consonants to investigate the juxtaposition between beauty and rigidity. Throughout her works Christine focuses on translating traditional home-based arts executed in fabric, fiber and paper. Inspirations for Christine’s work come from a wide selection of techniques, such as quilting patterns, needlepoint patterns, and woven tapestry.
Amy DiPlacido is a visual artist and curator based in Northern California. She has held the position of Curator of Exhibitions at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles since 2016, where she organized numerous Contemporary textile exhibitions and programs. Amy received an M.F.A. in fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a B.F.A. in fiber from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Ixchel Museum where she co-presented Mayan Traje: A Tradition In Transition in 2019.
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Christine Meuris Mercury 20 Gallery “Veiled” exhibition 2021
Cloak, 2021, 30 x 59 inches (30 x 42 inches as pictured), black bookbinding cloth, mulberry paper, sumi ink and thread
Cloak, 2021, 30 x 59 inches (30 x 42 inches as pictured), black bookbinding cloth, mulberry paper, sumi ink and thread (detail)
Mourning Veil, 2021, 23 x 23 inches, black scrim, mulberry paper, sumi ink and thread
Alchemy: Elements II, 2021, 19 x 21 inches, black and white bookbinding cloth, mulberry paper, sumi ink and thread
*Please note that this is a free event but the webinar link and password will be emailed to registered guests ONLY. Webinar tickets are not refundable.