Time Warp

My Petrified Forest tapestries have found their way into a wonderful show in Athens, GA this summer. Time Warp... and Weft. Woven Works is a show at Lyndon House Arts Center which is open until July 29th.

Tommye Scanlin, Janette Meetze, Janet Austin, Geri Forkner, and Kathy Spoering are the main force behind this show. They have been doing time-based weaving for many years and have displayed these works together several times recently. I'm so happy they have asked me to be part of the Lyndon House show with my artist-in-residence tapestries.

I have one piece in the show--all 27 of my little Petrified Forest tapestries (see my blog post about them HERE) displayed together with a little book describing their influence.

Rebecca Mezoff, The Petrified Forest Tapestries. Twenty-seven 2 x 2 inch pieces.

Postcard for the show with my piece installed to the right.

Below are some photos from the show courtesy of Tommye Scanlin. You can see more of her photos on her blog HERE.
Molly Elkind has also written a nice blog post about the show which includes some nice details. You can see it HERE.

Geri Forkner's work is hanging in the center of the room with diaries by Janet Austin at the back of the room.

Kathy Spoering's twelve calendar pieces are on the wall to the left. Janette Meetze's pieces are on the wall straight ahead.

Janette Meetze's tapestry diary from 2014 was in the American Tapestry Alliance's international juried show, ATB11 this year. I found her approach enchanting. In each month she build up curved hill-like structures for each day, making a vertical column for the month.

Janette Meetze, Red Dirt Days: Journey through 2014. This image is one I took of this piece in ATB11.

Janette Meetze, Red Dirt Days: Journey through 2014, detail

Kathy's calendar tapestries are wonderful. They are each 18 x 18 inches. I've seen a few of them in person. The Dog Days of Summer (August) I saw in years ago in a juried show at Intermountain Weaver's Conference and again in American Tapestry Biennial 9October was in American Tapestry Biennial 10. She had a calendar printed of all of them for 2017 and I have been enjoying it all year so far.

Kathy Spoering, October, image taken when this piece was in ATB10 in Omaha, NE

Kathy Spoering, October, detail

Kathy Spoering, The Dog Days of Summer, snapshot taken by me at one of the ATB9 venues.

Kathy Spoering, The Dog Days of Summer, detail

Janet Austin, Geri Forkner, and Tommye Scanlin enjoy the opening of the Time Warp show in front of Geri's work.

And as a teaser for the future, here is an image of Tommye Scanlin's 2017 tapestry diary being woven while she was teaching at Penland in April.

Tommye Scanlin, 2017 tapestry diary in process, Penland School of Crafts

The artists in this show with links to their websites:

Janette Meetze
Rebecca Mezoff
Kathy Spoering
Janet Austin
Tommye Scanlin
Geri Forkner