Here are some professional photos of the show installation that came down (sob) mid-February.
My show came down February 14. It’s been a thrilling time for me. My friends have come to see it and the people where I’m living have been full of nice comments. Some have been blown away by just the act of weaving.
The velvet piece looked especially nice with the gallery lighting.
Here is a review of my show which goes until February 13, 2011 at The Tamalpais in Greenbrae, California. This is just what I would want a reviewer to say. You can see more of the silk pieces in the blog gallery.
“Many a critic has discussed where the line is drawn between art and craft. Peggy Osterkamp has crossed that line into the arts in her current show at The Tamalpais in Greenbrae. Her work ranges from richly textured, tapestry-like hangings to “critters” fashioned from her woven pieces immersed in water to shrink them into whimsical little pieces, to soft, pale, gossamer pieces which seem to float on the wall.
Peggy’s reputation as a teacher and author of numerous books on weaving is enhanced by her skill as a fine artist, and we look forward to more of her magnificent creations.”
My show has been a huge success and I’m thrilled beyond words. People are blown away by the work–they have no concept of weaving, let alone what I’ve done. This is my first one-person show and I really do feel like an artist. I’ll post more photos of some of the pieces. The show is at the Life Care Community where I moved in April. I hope to get people here interested in doing some handwork soon.
Here is “Pink Creature”–a piece woven with high twist wool thread and sewing thread. It was woven as a flat piece in an open weave then put in water–Pink Creature is the result of these two steps.
Photos of the installation are in a post dated January 6. Also, see photos in the gallery.
Here are photos of two silk pieces in the current show. Others can be seen in my blog’s gallery. They are sheer silk with the threads as fine as hair. They look smashing in the show. I hope you like them. The Veil got Best of Show last year.
Here’s a shot of the silk pieces in the show–they look wonderful–I am thrilled. People are blown away by them. More exhibit photos soon.