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Explorations: The Flexible Linear Element Opens at Finlandia Gallery

HANCOCK - September 26, 2011

An reception was held Thursday at the Finlandia University Gallery. The reception was held for the opening of the new Exhibit "Explorations: The Flexible Linear Element," an exhibit of work by artists Tracy Krumm and Carol Lambert.

Tracy Krumm, assistant professor in the fiber department at the Kansas City Art Institute, where she also teaches classes for the community arts and service-learning program and continues her studio practice.

The show includes several of Krumm’s metal textile-based sculptures as well as a group of new pieces that incorporate material made by Carol Lambert, 76, a resident of Hubbell, Michigan.

Lambert unravels and re-knits old sweaters into long rope-like lengths. These pieces are affected by gravity and/or tension and explore how textiles — and the flexible linear materials they are made from — perform in the realm of the language we use to describe them, referring to words like drape, stretch, bind, weave and interlock.
Lambert calls these shapes, which are inspired by bound clotheslines, "hotdogs."

Krumm has a master of fine arts in sculpture from the Vermont College of the Arts and a bachelor of fine arts in textiles from the California College of Arts and Crafts.

Krumm's work is included in hundreds of individual and private collections, including the collections of Ford Motor Company, Bloomingdale's, the Museum of Fine Art, Houston, the Denver Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
"Explorations: The Flexible Linear Element" is on display at the Finlandia University Gallery through October 22, 2011.

The Finlandia University Gallery is in the Finnish American Heritage Center, 435 Quincy Street, Hancock. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., or by appointment.

"Hotdogs" Spool knit recycled yarn, by Carol Lambert
"Cone" (strapped), crocheted and fabricated metal, by Tracy Krumm
above Artist Tracy Krum addresses audience at opening of exhibit. Seated next to Krumm is Hubbell artist Carol Lambert.

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