Main Gallery, installation view


Fiber Art from Southern California

Curated by Carrie Burckle and Jo Lauria

January 28 – April 15, 2023

Docent tours: Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10am – noon, and group tours by appointment.

Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education is pleased to announce Connective Threads, a survey of contemporary fiber art in Southern California. Organized by Palos Verdes Art Center, the exhibition is curated by Carrie Burckle and Jo Lauria. Connective Threads opens January 28 and runs through April 15, 2023. An artists’ reception will be held February 4 from six to nine pm. Docent tours: Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10am – noon, and group tours by appointment. Proof of vaccination is required for attendance in accordance with PVAC policy.

Exhibiting artists include Fafnir Adamites, Casey Baden, Jim Bassler, Cameron Taylor-Brown, Ben Cuevas, Renata Daina, Gail Fraser, Phyllis Green, Lydia Tjioe Hall, Molly Haynes, Annette Heully, Dong Kyu Kim, Michael Koch, Jeanne Medina Le, Mary Little, Carmen Mardonez, Victoria May, Blue McRight, Diane Meyer, Dominga Opazo, Claudia Parducci, Michael F. Rohde, Gwen Samuels, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, Meredith Strauss, Carol Shaw-Sutton, Regina Vorgang, and Kay Whitney. 

Connective Threads provides a window into what is currently engaging fiber artists, even as this discipline continues to evolve and change. Emanating from artists’ studios in Southern California, the exhibition offers unique perspectives on the complicated identities of fiber art as a genre. Fiber artists can formally exploit the medium’s connections to pattern, color, shape, and texture. Multilayered content can also be woven into its structure through abstract, representational, or narrative strategies. The works on view encompass a rich diversity of influences and inspirations, independent from conventional expectations. Collectively they offer a penetrating examination of fiber’s possibilities.

Carrie Burckle is a visual artist, educator, and founding member of Textile Arts Los Angeles. She has an extensive teaching history in the Los Angeles public schools, and at California State University Northridge, San Diego State, Cal State LA, the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and Woodbury University. Burckle has been an adjunct faculty member in the Fiber program at CSULB since 2002. Jo Lauria is a Los Angeles-based curator, writer, and educator. She is a specialist in the fields of design, craft, and decorative arts. She received the 2016 American Ceramic Circle Book Award for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty. Lauria is currently adjunct curator of the American Museum of Ceramic Art and mentor faculty at Otis College of Art and Design.

Docents, access the Connective Threads guide HERE.