Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Textile Exhibition at UCONN Contemporary Art Galleries, Opens Nov. 5, 2012

CROSSROADS: Textiles by Vibeke Rohland
November 5 – December 7, 2012

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Exhibition’s and Artist Reception
Monday November 5, 2012
5:00 to 6:30 PM
Vibeke Rohland in Conversation at 4:00 PM, prior to the artist’s reception

imageWhere do the lines lie between art and craft, or between art and design? The art world has traditionally divided these disciplines, privileging fine art over the applied arts - but this division devalues the dialogue between fine and graphic artists.

In Crossroads, the new exhibition at the Contemporary Art Galleries, Danish artist and textile designer Vibeke Rohland passionately engages with the intersection of visual art and design. Her work deliberately blurs the lines that have been drawn between the fine and applied arts for so long, and explores the ways that art and design influence each other and come together. Most of all, it asserts that design is equal to fine art, and that the dialogue between the disciplines is vital in both directions.

Contemporary Art Galleries
UCONN Art & Art History Building
830 Bolton Road
Storrs, CT 06269
860-486-1511
http://contemporaryartgalleries.uconn.edu/