GREAT FALLS — “Beyond Intention," a new exhibit at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art in Great Falls, opened on Friday, October 1st.
Nicole Maria Evans, curator of the exhibit, picked three contemporary artist that use fiber in their art. Evans says art is for everyone and welcomes all to come see this new exhibit that has been years in the making.
The exhibition aims to have people think about the intent of the art, while making one think about the history of these types of works.
The fiber artwork explores the meaning of the material's original purpose, as well as the process and the space it’s in.
Artist Maggie Rozycki explained, “All the work in this show takes traditional forms and twists them a little bit, changes them and adds to them, so it takes something you're familiar with and makes you see something in a very different way.”
The exhibit features works in crochet needlepoint, quilting, knot-tying, and pattern-making.
“There’s that certain sense of spectacle with the work, but it also has that connection because this is yarn,” said Ashley Blalock, who has been working on her growing piece of art over a 10-year period.
Jennifer Reifsneider has been collecting knots over the last couple of years; she said, “Some of those seem to have some character and history to them." She doesn’t collect every knot she sees - just the ones that seem to have character.
The exhibition will be open until February 11, 2022, and admission is free.
Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art is at 1400 1st Avenue North in Great Falls. Click here to visit the website.