Wednesday May 18, 2016
Erin Castellan: Slow Seeing – Fabric, Thread, Yarn, and Paint
Erin E. Castellan will discuss the ideas and inspirations behind her work. She will give a brief overview of her earlier work studying textile design and weaving followed by a discussion of more recent works that combine fiber processes with painting to encourage slow viewing experiences and intimate tactile engagements.
Erin E. Castellan lives in Asheville, North Carolina. She creates colorful, painterly collages using hand-embroidery, knitting, crochet, and various found and painted fabrics. Erin fully embraces thread and other textile materials as her “paint” and enjoys the expressive range these tactile materials can offer. Her embroidered paintings have been exhibited at galleries and museums across the United States, including the Union Street Gallery in Chicago, the William King Museum in Abingdon, Virginia and the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Recently, her work was on view locally in the Contemporary Southern Textile exhibit at Blue Spiral 1 gallery.
Erin received a BFA in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Painting from Indiana University's Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts. She was a 2012-2013 Artist-in-Residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.
For more information, please visit her website.
5:30 pm Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design
67 Broadway Street
Asheville, NC 28787 (map)