Nancy Mims: Beheld
May 12-June 25, 2016
art night in the Flatbed Building: June 17, 6-8pm
Please visit us, CamibaArt, Gallery Shoal Creek, Flatbed Press and Gallery and a host of art studios tonight from 6-8pm for a great night of art! Read more about Nancy, featured recently by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin of the Austin American-Statesman.
At Photo Méthode, Nancy Mims Beheld is on view. A continuation of her ongoing recent series The Sky Looms and The Passed Looms Present, with new intricate and intimate views of the world above and below. Often stitched or woven and printed on linen, her images draw the viewer to touch the earth and sky.
The Sky Looms translates the process of disassembly and reassembly of imagery into the acts of stitching and weaving.
“I was attracted to embroidery, I had the urge to stitch, but I could never summon the patience for traditional embroidery, could never sit and stitch – until I started these pieces. After I started stitching scaffolding in the sky, I couldn’t stop.”
The Sky Looms series works with “collaborating with chance” – to borrow Rebecca Solnit’s phrase. The result is in works that appear whole, but reveal their fragmentation and fragility of the structural underpinnings keeping the fabric (and image) intact.
open to the public