While the Silvermine Arts Center’s galleries remain temporarily closed to visitors due to the coronavirus, the highly anticipated exhibition, “Fiber 2020” will be on view online through June 13. The exhibition will highlight contemporary fiber art, surveying the medium’s storied traditions and all its innovations in both functional and nonfunctional works that use natural fiber and/or high-tech materials.
The open call exhibition includes more than 50 artists from all over the United States and was curated by Beth C. McLaughlin, chief curator of exhibitions and collections at Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Mass. From political to sculptural, all the works share a common denominator: innovation. “Some works innovate with material to comment on today’s sociopolitical issues or to respond to our natural environment,” she said. “‘Fiber 2020’ offers an interesting mix of work: some may be considered more traditional and others venture into more experimental modalities.”