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Material View art exhibition now open at MIA

Artists explore and promote the medium of cloth as an art form

MIAMI (August 25, 2017)

MIA’s latest art exhibition Material View is now on display at Miami International Airport’s Central Terminal Gallery, just past the Concourse E security checkpoint. Material View is a group exhibition conceived by the Art Cloth Network – a national community of fiber and textile artists dedicated to exploring and promoting art cloth.

Artists were invited to develop work free from any specific theme; the only requirement was that they follow a simple size precept (36” x 36” or 36” x 72”). Through broad experimentation and using varied techniques, materials and processes, the artists brought unique sensibilities, beauty and richness – all attributes tangible in their work. The work in this exhibit includes references to the natural world, political and environmental concerns, personal iconography and compositions in pattern and design.

“We are honored to host the work of these innovative and expressive artists who work in both traditional and unexpected ways,” said Gendry Sherer, MIA Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs Director. “We strive to organize a wide range of exhibitions consisting of an array of artistic mediums, including paintings, photography, sculpture, video art, ceramics and now, textile. Material View provides MIA’s diverse mix of passengers the opportunity to view textile and fabric as works of art.”

Exhibition artists include Dianne Koppisch Hricko, Barbara James, Judy Langille, Mary Ellen Latino, Joy Lavrencik, Russ Little, Barbara Schneider, Wrenn Slocum, Priscilla Smith, Connie Tiegel and Deborah Weir.