Everything But Now

Gallery images courtesy Jafe Parsons.

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Everything But Now is a four-person exhibition of works in thread, wood, and fabric. Sarah LaBarre and Tom Lundberg embroider artworks by machine and by hand; Anne Bossert and Jan R Carson reconfigure fragments of wood or silk into furniture and textile art. As makers, their art reflects an awareness of time and incidence, micro- and macro-cosmic rhythms, and the fluid nature of human experience. Together, their works contemplate an individual’s place on the fulcrum of now.

Organized by Artworks Loveland and curated by artist member Jan R Carson, the exhibition features artwork from the artists’ current repertoire. Including a variety of fiber media and technique in both two- and three-dimensional pieces, the collection highlights mastery in both craft and concept. Everything But Now was first exhibited July-August 2018 at Artworks Loveland.

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Anne Bossert designs and builds award-winning, original furniture and sculpture with a fiber artist’s sensibility. Her intricately laminated woodwork is innovative in its attention to color and pattern. Anne has exhibited nationally, and her work is in numerous private collections. Her studio is in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Jan R Carson is the artist-owner of Moon Lily Mobiles, Inc. Her site-specific suspended art is in permanent collections nationwide at facilities including Kaiser Permanente, Centura Health, and Park Nicollet. She has earned “Best of Show” and “Creative Innovation” awards in recent exhibitions with her elaborately-pieced textiles. Her studio is at Artworks in downtown Loveland, Colorado.

Sarah LaBarre combines densely-stitched machine embroidery with painterly, abstracted imagery. She has assisted workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Craft and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and teaches embroidery classes at Oregon College of Art and Craft. Her studio is currently in Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon.

Tom Lundberg is professor of art at Colorado State University, where he coordinates graduate and undergraduate programs in fiber media. Highly acclaimed for his works in embroidery, Lundberg also lectures and teaches internationally. His studio is in Fort Collins, Colorado—or wherever he carries his sewing kit.

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