Location

1834 E. 123 St., Cleveland, OH 44106

Event Website

http://www.sculpturecenter.org/show_details/2014_Fall_Exhibitions.html#cassara_sapp

Start Date

9-18-2014 5:00 PM

End Date

10-30-2014 4:00 PM

Cost to Attend

Free

Pre-registration required?

No

Event Type

Exhibit

Description

Threads, Lines, Traces draws upon a subtle interplay between the line of a fiber construction, a graphite line drawn on paper and line as word. Tina Cassara's most recent fiber-based work directly influenced David Sapp's 2014 graphite on paper drawings. Cassara, with computer aided embroidery and subsequent handwork, always in black thread, creates exceedingly delicate, three dimensional, wall hung pieces. Earlier work is made up of complexly interlocked, densely stacked, delineated words from immigrant working women's songs. In her current work, Cassara is moving to abstracted, open, subtly repeating, interlinked forms that drape away from the wall into space, swaying in the slightest current of air.

Cassara's current fiber artwork joins her art making interpretation of women's labors in textile mills with the relationship between drawing, writing, and thread as line, text and textiles. She has been considering the semiotic relationships between words and fiber and their revelation in her own work. The word "line" is related to the Latin linea, which originally meant a thread made from flax (linen); the word "text" derives from a Latin word meaning "something woven." Cassara notes, "When we write to record a story or idea we draw lines. In textiles the thread, a physical line, moves and turns, building a surface that is, at one and the same time, surface and substance."

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Exhibit: Tina Cassara and David Sapp:Threads, Lines, Traces

1834 E. 123 St., Cleveland, OH 44106

Threads, Lines, Traces draws upon a subtle interplay between the line of a fiber construction, a graphite line drawn on paper and line as word. Tina Cassara's most recent fiber-based work directly influenced David Sapp's 2014 graphite on paper drawings. Cassara, with computer aided embroidery and subsequent handwork, always in black thread, creates exceedingly delicate, three dimensional, wall hung pieces. Earlier work is made up of complexly interlocked, densely stacked, delineated words from immigrant working women's songs. In her current work, Cassara is moving to abstracted, open, subtly repeating, interlinked forms that drape away from the wall into space, swaying in the slightest current of air.

Cassara's current fiber artwork joins her art making interpretation of women's labors in textile mills with the relationship between drawing, writing, and thread as line, text and textiles. She has been considering the semiotic relationships between words and fiber and their revelation in her own work. The word "line" is related to the Latin linea, which originally meant a thread made from flax (linen); the word "text" derives from a Latin word meaning "something woven." Cassara notes, "When we write to record a story or idea we draw lines. In textiles the thread, a physical line, moves and turns, building a surface that is, at one and the same time, surface and substance."

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