Collection: "Untangling Webs: A Journey in Abstract Textiles" organized by Alexander Hernandez (online exhibition)
About the exhibition
I chose textile works that embrace the beauty found in loose threads and raw materials.
These works have an abstract expressionism quality that speaks to the depths of the human hand and imagination.
The selected artists demonstrate how to skillfully manipulate threads, yarns, fabrics and scraps, crafting them together in unconventional ways to create captivating compositions.
These pieces exemplify the transformative power of embracing imperfections and embracing the raw essence of materials, celebrating the art of untangling and finding meaning amidst chaos.
About the organizer
Based in San Francisco, artist Alexander Hernandez was originally born in Huajuapan de Leon Oaxaca, Mexico, and raised in Grand Junction, Colorado.
His practice is mixed-media in nature with a concentration in textiles. In 2007 he earned his BFA in Painting and Drawing from Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design in Denver, CO and his MFA in Studio Art in 2012 from California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
He has participated in a variety of art residencies including Mass Moca in North Adams, MA; SJ Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA; Root Division in San Francisco; Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro, NC; Mark Rothko Art Center in Latvia; the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT; ACME in Steuben, Wisconsin; and a residency at the New Museum Los Gatos in the South Bay. Alexander recently finished the Chalk Hill Residency in Healdsburg, as part of a partnership with NIAD, Creative Growth and Creativity Explored, where he teaches.