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,
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.
these shapes, which are inspired by bound clotheslines,
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.
Flexible Linear Element" is on display at the Finlandia
University Gallery through October 22, 2011.
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.