Opening Reception Wednesday October 19, 2011 from 5-8:30 pm at ZaZa Art House, 2400 McKinney Avenue, in Dallas.
Contemporary Tapestries exhibition features works by artists Era and Don Farnsworth, William Wiley, Hung Liu, Chuck Close, Squeak Carnwath, and Alan Magee.
The art of tapestry has a rich history. Belgium has long been the epicenter of tapestry production, and this is still the case today.
In a landmark exhibition of tapestries produced in a traditional method, on a jacquard punch card loom, Turner Carroll Gallery and Art Advisors will exhibit some of the finest tapestries made today, by several of the most important contemporary artists working in the United States. The jacquard loom utilizes a punch card key (often as thick as a telephone book), which directs the creation of the tapestry.
The artists featured in this exhibition have had their works shown in such esteemed contemporary art museums as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Dallas Museum of Art, among others. These well known artists choose to utilize tapestry as a medium for their art due to its monumental scale and the unique texture tapestry offers—quite different from traditional painting and photographic surface qualities.
One of the high points of the exhibition is the introduction of a new tapestry by Hung Liu, a work by contemporary master Chuck Close, as well as a new tapestry titled Sacred Pine, by Era and Don Farnsworth. Sacred Pine references the lone tree left standing from a 70,000 tree grove, after the recent tsunami in Japan. The lone tree became a symbol of hope and rebuilding for the people of Japan. In this exhibition, 10% of the proceeds of the Sacred Pine tapestry will be given to a nature-preserving organization in the Dallas area.
About Turner Carroll Gallery and Art Advisors:
For 20 years, Turner Carroll has been curating exhibitions internationally, featuring their powerhouse of artists whose works are in the likes of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, Berkeley Art Museum, Belvedere Museum
in Vienna, Russian State Museum in St. Petersburg, Sofia Museum of Contemporary Art, LA County Museum of Art, some of the most esteemed private and public collections in the world, and of course Dallas’s own Dallas Museum of Art. Turner Carroll principals have vast experience in every aspect of the art world, from Sotheby’s London to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Turner Carroll participates in major international art fairs and curates exhibitions for private collections in Punta Mita, Mexico, the US, and Europe.
For more information about this exhibition, and for additional images, please contact Tonya Turner Carroll at 505.986.9800, or firstname.lastname@example.org.