Textile exhibit by Ismini Samanidou to begin U.S. tour at Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
Tue, 01/15/2013 - 2:15pm
"Topography: recording place – mapping surface," a solo exhibition of textiles by Ismini Samanidou, will open with a reception with the artist from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, UNC Asheville's Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in Hendersonville.
Samanidou, who graduated from the Royal College of Art in London a decade ago, brings her solo exhibit from the U.K., where it was on display at the Craft Study Centre in Surrey. Samanidou's works will remain on view in Hendersonville through March 1, and then move to Utah as the artist's U.S. tour continues.
Samanidou says her work reflects "the impermanence and beauty of the everyday, evidence of decay seen in architectural surfaces, weathered landscape, natural surfaces, macro images of plants, even weaving itself. By closely examining and analyzing this information, I then reconstruct it in woven form."
Samanidou finds inspiration in the fabrics of her native Greece, as well as in the cultures and techniques she has encountered in other parts of the world. "I am interested in traditional textiles from different cultures and the stories that are hidden within them," says Samanidou.
Gallery hours are 12-5 p.m. weekdays. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
This program received support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources; administered by the Arts Council of Henderson County. The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is located at 1181 Broyles Road in Hendersonville. For more information please visit the Center's website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.