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Dimensions in Fiber and Print

Rubix Cubes

Dimensions in Fiber and Print by Janet Carlson and Suzanne Pretty February 9  through April 7, 2007.  Janet's quilted gelatin prints and Suzanne's paper weavings explore different aspects of printing and fiber processes.  The use of the block is a unifying theme: Janet fabricating "faux textiles" such as Rubix and Gemstone based on tumbling block quilt patterns.  Suzanne’s sculptural piece Landscaped Divided stacks five paper woven block shapes on a paper woven base.  In the tapestry Forest of Blocks, blocks of trees and clouds are strewn across a desert landscape.

Janet describes her works as “deconstructed gelatin-plate monotypes fabricated into innovative textile works”. These fabric images use materials directly from nature along with geometric and textural patterns.

Janet Nina Carlson is a member of the NH Art, Seacoast Art, and Surface Design Associations, Fiber Art Mavens, and SAFA. Currently residing in North Hampton, NH, Ms. Carlson has studied at Ulster County Community College in NY, Brookdale Community College in NJ and University of NH. She has had a number of one woman shows including: NH Art Association and The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH, Exeter Hospital, Exeter, NH; North Hampton Library, NH; Capital Center for the Arts, Concord, NH plus a number of group shows. Blocks of Divided Landscape

Suzanne explains, “As a tapestry weaver, I find paper weavings a fascinating outgrowth of the medium. Tapestry weaving is a very labor intensive process. The paper weavings are similar to sketches allowing me to work with contrasting textures, images and colors. This medium suits the subject of the fragmenting landscape cut apart and pieced together.”

Currently residing in Farmington, NH, Suzanne Pretty has a BA from Massachusetts College of Art. She has received numerous awards and has twice been awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship from by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Suzanne has exhibited internationally Her work has appeared in a number of publications including Gods in Granite: the Art of the White Mountains of New Hampshire by Robert L. McGrath.

Rubix Cube by Janet Carlson, mixed media(right top)
Blocks of Divided Landscape by Suzanne Pretty, mixed media(right bottom)