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Art in the barn at browngrotta arts in Wilton

For our biannual exhibitions, browngrotta arts generally chooses a curatorial theme. Over the years, we have looked at what drives different works in Stimulus: art and its beginnings, the influence of geography and culture in art + identity, an international outlook, and the impact of the color in Blue/Green: color/code/context. This year, we struggled to restrict our artistic explorations to a single theme. There have been so many changes over the past few years – new ways of working, new global concerns, new popularity for crafts and fiber arts, and new acceptance of viewing and acquiring line art. We decided to look at these transitions, asking our artists to help us organize Crowdsourcing the Collective, an investigative exhibition that reflects where craftsmanship and textile art are at, referring to how they got here.

The new prominence of craftsmanship and textile art in the art world has made them the subject of exhibitions in major museums, mixed with traditional paintings and sculptures in ways unthinkable ago. ten years. Crowdsourcing the Collective artists exemplify the vitality of these art forms. Many started working in the 80s and 90s, when craftsmanship and fiber art were not well recognized; some have been working since the first golden age of fiber art in the 60s and 70s. We started with a series of questions: What are you working on now that you enjoy exhibiting? What existing work do you have that you would like to exhibit? What artists do you watch? The Collective’s crowdsourcing is the result. The works we have collected from 40 artists from a dozen countries are current and timeless. It reflects the wide range of materials and techniques that make the area so attractive to collectors. Tapestries, carvings of seaweed, seagrass and willow, wall art in sandpaper, hemp and horsehair and ceramics will all be included – there is no shortage of tactile attractions. Come see what we’ve collected!

List of artists

Adela Akers (USA), Caroline Bartlett (UK), Polly Barton (USA), James Bassler (USA), Nancy Moore Bess (USA), Marian Bijlenga (NL), Pat Campbell ( United States), Lia Cook (United States), Włodzimierz Cygan (PL), Neha Puri Dhir (IN), Chris Drury (UK), Shoko Fukuda (JP), Kiyomi Iwata (US), Stéphanie Jacques (BE), Marianne Kemp (NL), Lewis Knauss (US), Naomi Kobayashi (JP), Nancy Koenigsberg (USA), Yasuhisa Kohyama (JP), Gyöngy Laky (USA), Sue Lawty (UK), Jeannet Leendertse (USA), Dawn MacNutt (CA), Rachel Max (UK), John McQueen (USA), Mary Merkel-Hess (USA), Norma Minkowitz (USA), Laura Foster Nicholson ( USA), Eduardo Portillo & Mariá Eugenia Dávila (VE), Lija Rage (LV), Heidrun Schimmel (DE), Hisako Sekijima (JP), Karyl Sisson (USA), Jin-Sook So (SE/KR) , Polly Adams Sutton (USA), Chiyoko Tanaka (JP), Blair Tate (USA), Wendy Wahl (USA), Gizella K Warburton (Kingdom e-Uni), Chang Yeonsoon (KR), Shin Young-ok (KR), Carolina Yrarrázaval (CL)

Art for a cause

This spring, our Art for a Cause initiative will be aimed at peace sunflower, a group that provides medical and humanitarian aid to paramedics and doctors in areas affected by violence in Ukraine. We will donate a portion of bga’s profits and match donations raised at our in-person exhibit up to $2,000.

browngrotta arts is located at 276 Ridgefield Road Wilton

Gallery Dates/Times

Saturday May 7: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. [Opening & Artist Reception] (Capacity of 300 visitors)

Sunday May 8: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (40 visitors/hour)

Monday May 9 – Saturday May 14: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (40 visitors/hour)

Sunday May 15: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. [Final Day] (40 visitors/hour)

Learn more here.