November 8 – December 22
Winter Art Exhibition Opening Reception:
Friday, November 8, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Weaver Gretchen Romey-Tanzer uses the double layer technique, intricate design, and brilliantly colored cotton fiber to create works that appear to collect light, cast shadow and sparkle with prismatic ebullience. Her mastery is in her ability to create the appearance of visual depth, and to provide the illusion of three dimensions, through contrasting and analogous color placement. Notable for the complexity of its strong graphic shapes and abstract alignment of patterns, City Planning, her most recent work, was inspired by hours spent in Chicago traffic. It took the artist nearly four years to execute, as it evolved from preliminary sketches, drawings, and paintings through to the completed woven artwork. Additional selections from her current projects, influenced by road maps and traffic patterns, will be among the works on view.
Romey-Tanzer has been weaving for over 35 years and is a 2019 recipient of the prestigious Artist Fellowship Award in Crafts from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She has received numerous awards, including the top exhibitors prize in both Baltimore and Crafts at the Castle, Boston, and her work is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She weaves and teaches out of her studio in Brewster, MA.