Lisa Klakulak | Since Taos

February 22, 2019 - April 20, 2019

“The works are really segmented into these different chapters of my life,” Lisa Klakulak says. Her new solo exhibition, Since Taos: Contraction of Mass, Concision of Thought, is an autobiography rolled into felt and shaped into 13 affecting sculptures. The collection reflects the artist’s life starting in 2001, when she left Taos, NM, to work as a studio assistant for the fiber concentration course at the Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC, and ending in the present day. “I was so into fiber, because of its comforting and protective qualities, but at the same time it is a medium associated with struggle and women’s work,” she says. “Then I got into the whole concept of felt, because it’s incredibly strong but it presents in this soft, vulnerable way.” The artist’s mastery of the medium and her emotional language-building express the deeply personal in a way that holds broader relevance to humanity, voicing ideas about growth, human connection and personhood. Since Taos opens on Friday, February 22 from 5 to 7 pm and runs through April 20, 2019.


Preview Artist Talk: Friday, February 22, 4-5 pm | RSVP on Facebook.
Opening Reception: Friday, February 22, 5-7 pm | RSVP on Facebook.
Felting Workshop: Feb. 23-24, $315 | SOLD OUT.

Artwork in the Exhibition

Lisa Klakulak
Transplant
19in x 20in x 15in

Lisa Klakulak
Transparency
13in x 15in x 15in

Lisa Klakulak
Food is Love
16in x 7in x 7in

Lisa Klakulak
Home
12.5in x 16.5in x 1in

Lisa Klakulak
Constriction and Release
24in x 14in x 12.5in

Lisa Klakulak
Foundation
3.5in x 25in x 5.5in

Lisa Klakulak
Muzzle
10in x 8in x 5in

Lisa Klakulak
Canopy
0in x 0in

Lisa Klakulak
Weight of Receiving: Seed, Tart, Sweet, Ripe, Spoilt, Rot
51in x 7in x 5in

Lisa Klakulak
Need to Nurture
7in x 7in x 19in

Lisa Klakulak
Shaded
9in x 7.5in x 8in

Lisa Klakulak
Worn
9in x 7.5in x 8in

Lisa Klakulak
Entrapment
13in x 10in x 6in