Texturally Speaking

POSTED BY: ERIN RICE

 

Rare Device is pleased to announce our gallery exhibition, Texturally Speaking, featuring artists Liz Robb and Anna Valdez. This collection layers color, form, texture, & material. It is simultaneously a deconstruction and reconstruction of ideas, paper, & fabric. This collection, made for Rare Device, is an exciting environment of draping, drawing, stitching, and painting, producing an active and colorful experience.

 

About the artists:

Liz Robb's art practice focuses on soft sculpture. Based in San Francisco, she works sculpturally to create textured surfaces & forms with natural materials such as wool, cotton, jute, & indigo. She completed her BFA in Fashion Design at the University of Cincinnati & her MFA in Fibers at the Savannah College of Art & Design. Robb has exhibited her work both nationally & internationally, & has most recently completed a residency at the Icelandic Textile Center in Blönduós, Iceland.

Anna Valdez received her MFA in painting from Boston University in 2013. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States. Valdez’s work has been featured in New American Paintings (Issue No. 105, 115 & 127), Fresh Paint Magazine (Issue No.3) and she has been featured on numerous art blogs. Her work has recently been exhibited at the Bedford Gallery, Masur Museum of Art, the Danforth Museum, Boston University Art Galleries, Hashimoto Contemporary Gallery, The Tappan Collective, The Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Parts Gallery and En Em Art Space.