Jan 26th 2018

Syzygy: To Yoke or Pair Together

@ Firecat Projects

2124 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Opening Friday, January 26th, from 7PM - 10PM

On view through Saturday, February 17th

This winter Betty-Jane Lau will warm Firecat Projects Gallery with a display of two sided weavings. Fabric torn into strips are woven into hangings, throws, and coverlets. Working with discarded samples, designer selvages, thrift store finds and warehouse bargains means dealing with limited yardage.

Family ties to Hawaii and interest in ethnic fabrics bring a cacophony of patterns. Materials are combined to maximize surprise, discovery, and suggested paths for the eyes to explore. This use of discarded fabric circles back to the original purpose of patchwork quilting, but uses a different method.

These strips are woven and locked together creating two sides in ‘Syzygy’ that compliment or oppose each other.

Opening is on Friday Jan. 26, 2018 at 7 – 10 pm
and shows thru Feb. 17th.

Artist will be available on Sunday Feb. 4th, 2 – 5 pm,
‘Truth Or Lie’ Reading series on Sunday Feb 11th 7-9 pm;
and during gallery hours on Feb 6, 7 and 10.

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