Sculptural Basketry at Praxis Fiber Workshop
Praxis is delighted to welcome Illinois-based artist Ann Coddington for an exhibition of new works. At the intersection of traditional fiber craft, sculpture and installation, Ann’s work nods to craft history while offering a detour from the traditional path. Her vessels carry much conceptual power, but visitors to the gallery will also admire the play of materials, dazzling craftsmanship and creative installation. From Ann’s statement:
“The fiber techniques that I use are drawn from the ancient craft of basketry. In my work, I tie string together, interweave fibers and construct nets to create a sculptural expression of embodied experiences. I am exploring the dichotomies: eternal and ephemeral, strong and delicate, masculine and feminine, old and young, living and dead. These ineffable, somatic memories held by the body are potent, penetrating, and enduring.”
Ann Coddington is a professor of art and graduate coordinator at Eastern Illinois University. She received her MFA from the University of Illinois Sculpture Department, and her BFA from the Colorado State University Fibers Department. We are thrilled to introduce Ann to our community in Northeast Ohio and to create a more accessible bridge for fiber artists and makers nationwide. Ann will be attending the opening reception, as well as offering a sculptural basketry workshop on October 22 and 23 at Praxis Fiber Workshop.
Follow Ann’s work on Instagram: @abcoddington.
PRAXIS FIBER WORKSHOP
15301 Waterloo Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44110
Twining: new works by Ann B. Coddington, September 2–October 23
Opening reception, 6-8pm Friday, September 2
Sculptural basketry workshop, October 22 & 23