“Textile Studies” by Dee Clements of Studio Herron.
Opening June 8th, 6-10pm.
Chicago Art Department is pleased to present works by Dee Clements, curated by Marta Sasinowska of PracticeStudies.com From textile based art pieces to soft products, Dee Clements uses hand craft and industrial manufacturing processes, drawing and painting to create small batch textile products, that highlight and celebrate an artistic process. Textile Studies will showcase Clements’s Art Throws collection, hand tufted works, weavings, drawings, paintings and more.
About Dee Clements:
She is an artist, designer and entrepreneur working under the name Studio Herron. Her practice spans soft product design, craft and art. She uses weaving and tufting as a way to investigate wellbeing and meaning in the realm of the domestic and views textiles as an ever changing and flexible way to examine the emotional side of soft objects. In a hard, technologically advanced world where anything and everything is accessible at the push of a button from a screen, she aims to slow down and create work with a tactile and sensory experience, one that invites comfort and joy while examining the human imprint in both the utilitarian and the aesthetic. Clements is a process-based artist who has a deep love of and interest in materials, ideas, invention and experimentation. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art in Fiber and Materials Studies and Sculpture from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. For more information about the artist, please visit studioherron.com