Exhibit: 'Im/material: Cloth in Collaboration with Nature' by Jenine Shereos
February 26—March 27, 2017, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
February 26—March 27, 2017, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
March 12—March 19
UMass Amherst Campus
Using textile techniques such as knitting, weaving, and embroidery, Jenine Shereos explores a dialog with the natural world in which threads interact with the landscape or the architecture surrounding it. Sometimes the material is fluid and in motion and other times it is held under tension, creating a network of dimensional lines throughout the physical space it encompasses. There is often an element of surrealism in the work, as curtains seem to stretch and extend out from the windows that frame it, knit cloth is caught up in ocean waves simulating the motion of the seaweed surrounding it, or the vascular structure of leaves is meticulously rendered using individual strands of human hair. In Im/material, work is suspended in a state of making and unmaking as new structures and meanings emerge.
Shereos is a sculptor and installation artist specializing in fiber and textile processes. She holds an MFA from California State University, Long Beach, and is currently the Artist in Residence in the Fibers Department at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Tennessee.
Shereos’ work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and included in exhibitions in France, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Portugal, Hungary, Austria, and Canada. Her work has also been published in the Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, Frame Magazine, Make Magazine, Texteil Plus Magazine, and Mary Schoeser’s recent publication; Textiles: The Art of Mankind. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2015 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Crafts, first place in “Small Expressions,” at the Long Beach Museum of Art, second prize at the Triennial of Mini-textiles in Angers, France, and the Drawing Prize at the 20th Drawing Show at the Boston Center for the Arts’ Mills Gallery in Boston.
For more information, visit www.jenineshereos.com.