Transformative Sediment – works by Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker and Annie Hejny. The exhibition explores the how the sediment of the natural world transforms the substrates of silk fabric and interacts on the canvas with seductive color.
An artist reception will be held on Sunday November 5th from 1 to 4 pm.
Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker of Sunfish Lake, MN, is a fiber, textile, and mixed media artist. She received her B.A. in Theater from St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN, and studied Anthropology at the University of Washington, Seattle. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and is a 2017 recipient of the Jerome Fiber Artist Project Grant. Hoelscher-Schacker works in collaboration with SD8, a group of eight artists committed to fiber art and surface design.
Fabric, thread, stitching, weaving, mending, coverings – largely the work of female hands and minds – all feel familiar. I am absorbed by these slow, trans-formative processes. Textiles serve us throughout our lives – swaddling blankets, clothing, bedding, rugs, draperies, shrouds – we are surrounded. When presented as art, they are both familiar and uniquely rendered.
Annie Hejny- She studied at the University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine University, earning a double-major B.A. in Elementary Education and Studio Art with Summa Cum Laude honors (’12).
A Minnesotan, raised with simple, consistent values of stewardship, used those lessons to lay a foundation for her current art practice and environmental activism. About two years ago, I began painting with collected Mississippi River water and sediment. I use a blended acrylic painting technique of pouring the harvested materials over a flat canvas, allowing it to emulate the natural flow and erosion before layering with traditional brushwork. Painting with river water and sediment is how I live out my responsibility to our precious earth.
Transformative Sediment is on view November 4 to December 2.