LIAR Weavings, 2020. Edition of 4, two cotton and two silk.

This edition of four weavings is a result of a call to participate in LOCKDOWN 2020 – PATA uniting PEOPLE – International Exhibition at the Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts Łódź.
Organized as part of the International Summer Courses Printmaking and Textile Art PATA, the curators asked “all works will in some way refer to the lockdown, even if simply through the date of their creation.”

LIAR #2. 2020. 3″H x 44″W. Warp ikat, madder root dye.

According to the Washington Post “in 2017, Trump made 1,999 false or misleading claims. In 2018, he added 5,689 more, for a total of 7,688. And in 2019, he made 8,155 suspect claims.” By June 2020 Trump has made close to or surpassed 20,000 misleading or false remarks, frequently repeating and embellishing the same ones more than 300 times. Sadly, the president of the United States of America is not the only world leader who has resorted to lying, with tragic outcomes during the global pandemic.

LIAR #2, detail.

The exhibition runs virtually this summer and will be live in 2021. LIAR #1 is on view in Making Matters: Fresh Perspectives in Fine Craft a virtual exhibition at Peters Valley running from June 8 – October 26, 2020.

Published by wendyrweiss

Wendy Weiss weaves three dimensional spaces in which viewers interact. She collaborates with Jay Kreimer to create interactive sound environments, sculpture, and projected images. Natural dyes sourced directly from her garden are the primary coloring agent for the fibers, which are a combination of cellulose, such as cotton and linen; protein, primarily wool and silk; and nylon mono-filament (which dyes beautifully with natural dyes.

One thought on “LIAR Weavings, 2020. Edition of 4, two cotton and two silk.

  1. Hi Wendy,

    I was a student of yours from 1989-1994. The last time I saw you was in 1996 after the death of my husband John McVay. A very good man and servant of the State of Nebraska. I have lived in Omaha since 2008 to be close to family.

    I recently moved to 1018 S. 31st. St. I live in a building my brother owns. I walk up to a 3rd floor turret. I love this part of town. I don’t own a car. I don’t like to drive. I walk. I take the bus. I uber. About twice a week I walk past the Kent Bellows Mentoring Studio.

    That had me thinking of you. My best mentor ever. Looked you up online. Love your new work. Challenging times we’re living in. Hope you are well. The artist in me wants to thrive. I’ll continue following.

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