Friday, November 7, 2014

Mary Cost, tapestry artist opening at the Contemporary Tapestry Gallery

LaDonna Mayer has embarked on an ambitious project in Santa Fe. She has opened a new gallery devoted to fiber art called The Contemporary Tapestry Gallery. LaDonna is the architect of the 51 American Cities project (read more about that HERE). Her vision for the gallery is a place to showcase contemporary tapestry art. I was able to see a wonderful show of Bengt Erikson's tapestries there in September and her upcoming line-up of shows should prove to be inspirational.

November's show features the work of Mary Cost in a series of pieces entitled Fractured Light. Knowing Mary's warm and inviting color palette and her ability to manipulate hue and value in her soft and inviting architectural forms, this show will be wonderful.
Mary Cost, Suddenly the Sun
Fractured Light: effects of sunlight and shadow on New Mexico's enduring adobe walls.

Mary says this about her work:
It was when I moved to New Mexico that I discovered tapestry. My earliest tapestries reflect the strong colors, bold contrasts and essentially straightforward approach to design acquired working in stained glass. Since then, my work has grown and developed to encompass both pure abstraction and figurative imagery, subtle gradations of shade and hue, and deliberate manipulation of the varied textures and techniques unique to the art of tapestry.
Mary hand-dyes all her own yarn and weaves on a Macomber floor loom from her Santa Fe studio.

Fractured Light will be showing at The Contemporary Tapestry Gallery from November 9 to December 6, 2014. There is an opening reception Sunday, November 9th from 3-5 pm.

Mary Cost, Rain Over the Mountains

Mary Cost's website:

1 comment:

  1. I have admired the tapestry weaving of Mary Cost for some time now. How I wish I could see this show. Her new fractured light series looks magical.


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