car The New Textiles - October 2014/Opening Reception Mobilia Gallery
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The New Textiles

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
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For the The New Textiles/Exploring Textile Art, we invited masters in their field and emerging talents to create sculptural forms and extraordinary objects. Contemporary technologies and traditional techniques and materials are explored. Please join us to celebrate the vision and creativity of fiber art.

Partial listing of featured artists:
Jeanette AhlgrenArline FischJudy Mulford
Lanny BergnerAndrea GrahamSophie Munns
Mary BeroJennifer MaestreLouise Saxton
Jacqueline BishopDonna Rhae MarderTilleke Schwarz
Erik DemaineJohn McQueenPolly Sutton
Martin DemaineMary Merkel HessAndrea Uravitch
Carol EckertEllen MoonElizabeth Whyte Schulze

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Tilleke Schwarz

Count Your Blessings, 2003
Hand embroidery on 50 count linen
Framed: 26.5" x 25"

Tilleke Schwarz has embroidered since childhood, watching her mother embroider tablecloths. Her style is painterly; when she works her needle becomes the paintbrush and her thread the paint. She uses neither hoop nor frame nor machine, preferring to feel the cloth in her hands during the six months or more that it takes to complete each piece. In her work, Schwarz exposes the "oddities of everyday life," ranging from her exuberant love of animals to thoughtful domestic and political commentary.

Tilleke Schwarz has exhibited her work worldwide and reproductions of her work have been published in numerous books, catalogues, and magazines. However, we are overjoyed to have this opportunity to display and offer her works for sale to the public for the first time.

Tilleke Schwarz's book, New Potatoes is now available at Mobilia Gallery.

Please see our website or call 617-876-2109 for more information.

Count Your Blessings, 2003: Detail

Into the Woods, 2002
Hand embroidery on 50 count linen
Framed: 29" x 26"

Into the Woods, 2002: Detail

Arline Fisch

Lantern Medusa, 2012
Coated copper wire

Mary Merkel-Hess

Monolithic Red, 2014
Paper, paper cord
35" h x 22" w x 22" d

Mary Merkel-Hess

Dark Tipped Blue, 2014
Paper, paper cord
28" h x 18" w x 18" d

Andrea Graham

Second Stage Boost
Wire, woven glass beads

Andrea Graham

Felted wool

Sophie Munns
Sophie Munns

Antipodean Inheritance I
Left: Full piece, Above: Detail
Un-stretched linen with frayed edge, linen stitching, acrylic and pigmented ink
Unframed: 1 m x 2 m

Lanny Bergner

Starburst Vessel
Heat-treated stainless steel mesh, wire, silicone
51" x 15"

Judy Mulford
Empty Chair #3
Dollhouse chair, looped waxed linen thread, silver child's fork and spoon
Judy Mulford
Empty Chair #6
Dollhouse chair, looped waxed linen thread, rock found at beach near artist's home, buttons
Elizabeth Whyte SchulzeElizabeth Whyte Schulze
Elizabeth Whyte Schulze

Blue Mitchell
Vessel: Pine needles, reed, raffia, wire, linen, handmade paper, acrylic paint
45"h x 30"w x 28"d
77 small bugs: Pine needles, raffia, handmade paper, paint, plastic, wire, tacks, map pins, copper and metal scrubbies, bamboo sticks, plastic straws, soft foam, mixed media

Carol Eckert
The Second Battle
Cotton and wire
25" x 44" x 3"
Carol Eckert
On the Nature of Beasts
Cotton and wire
14" x 36" x 3"
Jennifer Maestre
Woven Pencil Stubs
10.5" x 8" x 9"
Jennifer Maestre
Woven Pencil Stubs
11.5" x 6" x 7"
Jennifer Maestre
Tea Tray
Woven Pencil Stubs
15" x 4" x 8.5"
Erik and Martin Demaine Erik and Martin Demaine

Mi-Teintes watercolor paper
15" x 9" x 19"

Andrea Uravitch

Edge of the Garden
Welded steel armature, chicken wire, hand-embroidered and machine stitched fabric and paper leaves, silk-screened wings, crochet fiber landscape and insect parts, ceramic insect bodies, Wonderflex leaves, natural branches, raffia, felted backing
26" x 11.5" x 20"

Ellen Moon

Carnivorous Plants of the Okefenokee
Hand-dyed crocheted cotton border, dye-painted knitted body, embroidered with hand-dyed cotton thread

Mary Bero

Cotton embroidery
11" x 12"

Donna Rhae Marder

His and Her Lights

The Art of the Ring, 2014
Spotlight: Lucrezia Bieler

GALLERY NEWS: Mobilia Artists Across the Country

Kyoko Hazama
Kyoko Hazama
Donna Rhae Marder
Donna Rhae Marder
The Penultimate Dress
Mary Merkel-Hess
Mary Merkel-Hess
Green Island
Andrea Uravitch
Andrea Uravitch
Black Bantam Teapot

At The Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ
September 21 - December 7, 2014
Pulp Culture: Paper is the Medium

The work of Kyoko Hazama, Donna Rhae Marder, Mary Merkel-Hess and Andrea Uravitch, "...stretches the boundaries of paper as a creative medium and source of inspiration [in this exhibition], featuring more than 80 works."

Visit The Morris Museum's Website for more information.

Mariko Kusumoto
Mariko Kusumoto
Fabric Flowers

At The Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, CA
September 13, 2014 - January 4, 2015
New Directions: A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Textiles
Featuring Mariko Kusumoto

"Organized by the Textile Society of America, this juried exhibition features technical, aesthetic, and structural innovations in textile art through 19 works from established and emerging artists from around the world."

Visit The Craft and Folk Art Museum's Website for more information.

Joyce Scott
Joyce J. Scott

At The Museum of Art and Design in New York, NY
September 30, 2014 - March 15, 2015
Maryland to Murano: Neckpieces and Sculptures by Joyce J. Scott

Visit The Museum of Art and Design's Website for more information.

Joyce J. Scott
Joyce J. Scott
Fireworks, Neckpiece

To run concurrently with Joyce J. Scott: New Work, 2014 at Mobilia Gallery, October 14 through November 1, 2014. See our website for more information.

Yoko Zeltserman-Miyaji
Yoko Zeltserman-Miyaji
Willow Deco

At The Morikami Museum in Delray Beach, FL
September 30, 2014 - January 18, 2015
Ma: Defining Space - The Studio Furniture of Yoko Zeltserman-Miyaji

Merging traditional Japanese urushi (lacquer) and American studio furniture, the work of Yoko Zeltserman Miyaji shines as part of the museum's larger exhibition, entitled Japanese Design for the Senses: Beauty, Form, and Function.

Visit The Morikami Museum's Website for more information.

Yoko Zeltserman-Miyaji
Ma: Defining Space - The Studio Furniture of Yoko Zeltserman Miyaji
Catalog Cover

Catalog Available. Contact Mobilia Gallery or The Morikami Museum for more information.

Tom Loeser
Tom Loeser

At The Museum of Wisconsin Art
October 3, 2014 - January 25, 2015; Opening Reception Sunday, October 5 2 - 5 p.m.
Tom Loeser: It Could Have Been Kindling

"Challenging notions of form and function, Tom initiates a subtle dialogue between the seemingly separate realms of furniture and sculpture. Spanning his 30-year career, this exhibition will demonstrate Tom's talent for creating objects that are visually playful and imaginative as well as intellectually provocative. "

Visit The Museum of Wisconsin Art's Website for more information.

Wesley Fleming
Wesley Fleming
Entomology Color Wheel
Karen Paust
Karen Paust
Bumble Bee Brooch
Jeanie Pratt
Jeanie Pratt
Jewel Beetle Teapot
Emelee Van Zile
Emelee Van Zile
Honey Bee, Apis mellifera

At The i.d.e.a. Museum in Mesa, AZ
October 3, 2014 - January 25, 2015
Jeepers Creepers: Bugs in Art

The work of Wesley Fleming, Karen Paust, Jeanie Pratt, Andrea Uravitch and Emelee Van Zile is included in this exhibition of "...over 40 artworks made of all types of materials including video, watercolor, mixed-media and fabric by 10 different artists."

Visit The i.d.e.a. Museum's Website for more information.

Andrea Uravitch
Andrea Uravitch

Nora Fok
Nora Fok
Armadillo Neckpiece

At The Racine Art Museum
October 12, 2014 - February 1, 2015

This exhibition includes the work of Nora Fok as well as other "...artists investigating the biological through artificial materials, such as polymer or acrylic yarn or organic-based media, like fibrous handmade paper, pencils, or ceramic. Whether exploring cellular structures or creating extraordinary representations of familiar forms, these artists create work that straddles the permeable lines between chaos and disorder, the beautiful and the monstrous, and the contained and pervasive."

Visit The Racine Art Museum's Website for more information.


For additional information about the exhibit, or to view more images, please contact Mobilia Gallery by phone at
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Cambridge, MA 02138

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