April 17 - May 20
Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery announces the opening of its juried show Mathematics on April 17, 2018. The show will close on May 20. The beauty of mathematics will be on display: Hyperbolic geometry, fractal art, the golden ratio, the Fibonacci series—all serve as rich sources of inspiration for this theme. Gallery artists producing themed work may draw on any aspect of “mathematics” for inspiration. Themed work will be eligible for recognition by the jurors. Non-themed work may also be exhibited. This show will also feature the work of member artists Mary Ann Robinson and Sylvia Saborio.
Mary Ann Robinson: I am most at home with knitting needles in my hands. In particular, I love creating complex textures with simple knit and purl stitches. Now retired from a career in science, I hand-paint yarn and create surface designs on silk in my “laboratory.”
Sylvia Saborio: I come from a family of tinkerers and problem-solvers. My approach to most endeavors—including fiber art—reflects that tradition. I love to experiment with new materials and techniques in order to create things that are functional, practical, and fun to wear. I am keenly aware that, by virtue of his/her creativity and ingenuity, an artist is able to create value that far exceeds the material cost of an item, and that is what I aim to do with my creations.