Fiber is the material of revolution. Think of Betsy Ross stitching an early version of the American flag or Eugène Delacroix’s Liberty holding colors aloft to usher in the French Revolution. In recent decades, fiber artists from Judy Chicago to Faith Ringgold have provided potent kindling for social and political movements. Live Wire will explore fiber’s remarkable ability to conduct world-changing ideological currents. The national group show of contemporary fiber artists anchors this year’s New Mexico Fiber Crawl, which unfolds across the state throughout the month of May.
Live Wire: Española Valley Fiber Arts Center Fiber Crawl