Flow Gallery: Warp + Weft, Opens Sept. 21

Basket by Joe Bruneau

For its third show of the year, Flow Gallery in downtown Marshall will present Warp + Weft. Given its title, the exhibition obviously culls inspiration from the loom. However, gallery visitors can expect to see much more than fiber art. As show curator and gallery co-owner Kari Morton explains, “…we let our artists…determine what [the] title means to them and their work. It’s always great fun for us to see what our artists come up with.” Marshall basket weaver Joe Bruneau, for instance, will present a “series of pieces marrying different mediums to create functional art.” He explains further: “[My baskets] are firstly inspired by the natural material that I use for the frame. The ongoing pursuit and fascination is what can be used to weave.” In the past, Bruneau has fashioned baskets from a motley of materials — including, but not limited to, bailing twine, T-shirts, blankets, packing straps, photographs, ribbon, string, and metal wire. “I am an avid upcycler,” he notes, “and weaving becomes a vehicle to do that.”    

Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 21, 5-8pm

September 21-October 28

Flow Gallery  /  14 South Main St., Marshall  /  flowmarshall.com

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