Multi-disciplinary artist Meghan Price is preoccupied with questions of time and evolution. Her textile and print-based practice exhibits distinct geological overtures, employing dual strategies of slow looking and close reading, which urge us to pause long enough to glimpse the seemingly imperceptible. Through the tactile problem-solving strategies of material practice, Price seeks to understand and access the processes of deep time and the unique challenges we face living here and now. (Text by Jenn Law)Read more
Kari Steihaug collects woollen garments and unfinished knitting projects. She finds her themes in the work of hands and lives lived, history and memory, the private and the collective. The installation at Fiberspace Gallery, The Seamstress in Trastevere consists of a knitted image, a film, sound, yarn, woollen garments that unravel, and are patched and repaired.
«Rome diary, February 2010: Walking past the Seamstress in Trastevere and her embroideries. They brighten the grey cement wall. She sits in rapt concentration, small stitches on light even-weave. Rapid steps on cobblestones, and I have a whole month here at Circolo Scandinavio. She reminds me of the seamstress in a painting by Helene Scherfbeck, or Vermeer’s lace-maker. She’s in the state of mind I myself seek: concentration and flow in time. But most of all she’s in hard reality. She’s the one I see in all cities, on many street corners, in all types of weather. Some knit or sew, play music or polish shoes. Some just sit. Every day.»
The cross-stitch is fundamental to the history of the art of embroidery. The stitch itself has a clear structure, where every stitch forms a building block. It works perfectly in our world of pixels and any image can be translated into an embroidery - but what happens if we work around it from the other way? First the embroidered surface, then the design.
Katarina Evans’ embroidery ’No Title’, currently exhibited at Liljevalchs Vårsalongen, is a cross-stitch embroidery erased. Only the structure remains. Another eight blank sheets have been embroidered by Katarina and eight masters of colour and design, from different artistic disciplines and generations, have been invited to react on it.Read more
During Stockholm Design Week, Fiberspace is proud to be one of three venues worldwide where Deepa Panchamia's debut book "Deepa Panchamia: Textile Art and Sculptures" will be launched. Deepa makes textile sculptures, installations and wearable art. This book presents a selection of her work from 2004 to the present day, including notes and extracts from the artist’s journal. This first edition is limited to 300 copies, each numbered and signed by the artist. Other items from the Fiberspace Collection will also be available. Opening hours during Design Week: Wednesday - Friday 12-18, Saturday 12-16.Read more
Textile (in)Fusion is an exploration of how contrasting materials can be fused together by stitching and moulding, with the intention of challenging material expressions. By adding the textile design perspective to this material investigation textile qualities such as flexibility, structure, tactility and movement become essential for the final expression. Linde & Carlefalk have, through their creative process, developed a collection of unique accessories which will be exhibited at Fiberspace.Read more
The material draws the surface, creates the structure that affects the reflection of the light and the ability of the material to move. In her exhibition and launch of her brand new book "Fabricate", Åsa Pärson investigates the ability of textile material to create some kind of balance, sometimes imbalance, pushing the idea of a perfect surface and quality that communicates ideas and memories of experiences from different cultures, tools and landscape and light. Sometimes with references to textile history.Read more
Through a deep exploration of textile colouring techniques, above all Shibori, Barbara Berther has developed a new language to create surfaces and compositions that transform textile materials into sculptural designs. This solo exhibition "Ayre" is Barbara's second time exhibiting at Fiberspace. The first time was in the group show Itajime Interpreted.Read more
Celebrating 35 years of innovative textiles combining traditional aesthetics with the latest technologies, the Japanese corporation NUNO and it's founding director Reiko Sudo have created an exhibition that showcases nearly 400 samples of their extraordinary fabrics.Read more
Studio Supersju is a brand new weaving group, founded in the autumn of 2016. The members have graduated from Sweden's best textile schools: The University College of Arts, Crafts and Design; Friends of Handicraft and the Swedish School of Textiles in Borås. To launch their concept, Studio Supersju will be guesting Fiberspace from the 20th to the 23rd of April in a pop-up shop.
Despite different backgrounds, expressions and goals, the group has textiles as a common denominator and see many advantages in merging. "Although the design and art world rewards competition, we believe in the power of being inclusive!" The group is made up of Siri Pettersson, Miriam Parkman, Josefin Gäfvert, Mirjam Hemström, Ia Center Hall, Arianna Funk and Vega Määttä Siltberg.Read more
"Växtkraft. Handkraft. Naturkraft." is an exhibition by Suzanne Grahn Lindquist combining free bobbin lace making and photography. Trying to find and interpret nature's forms is a common thread in Suzanne's pictures, capturing the structures of the large scale as well as the extreme, abstract close-up. The tension lies in discovering that the lines and patterns in a landscape can also be found in the close-up of a flower petal. Each piece is accompanied by a haiku poem.Read more