The current exhibit at the Watkins Gallery on the Winona State University Campus is called Proximities created by Anne George. She gave a talk at the gallery last Wednesday, 11/30/2022. I was intrigued with her interest in this textile discovery that she made during COVID. She sits on the floor and puts the colorful yarn around her and chooses colors as she goes. She punches the yarn through from the back side requiring her to turn the frame often to look at the front of her art.
George talking with a student about her work.
Students discussing the art.
She adds words to some of her art.
Interesting texture is created through the use of the the yarn colors chosen.
Ann George, Contingencies. yarn, fabric, wood,
25" x 55" x 11", 2022
The exhibition, Proximities, includes a range of of fiber-based works as well as sculpture. George's practice makes use of a wide range of materials, embracing different artistic gestures and histories.
November 16th–December 9th
The Watkins Gallery is located 225 W King St, Winona, MN 55987. Gallery hours are is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am - 4pm. On Wednesdays the gallery is open from 9am - 8pm.
Free to the public. All are welcome