“Landscapes in Fiber,” works by Pamela Husky, will open on Friday, May 12, 2017 with a reception from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in association with the 2nd Friday Art Walk. The Depot Gallery hosts this beautiful and unique exhibit through June 30.
The artist will discuss and demonstrate her techniques on Sunday afternoon, June 4, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. There is no admission charge for the exhibit or the talk.
A second reception, featuring live music, will be held in association with the June 9 2nd Friday Art Walk from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
Husky explains that “felt forms when wool fibers are treated with heat and pressure: hot water plus pressing, rolling and squeezing. People have made felt into coats, mittens, boots, blankets and nomadic yurt homes for thousands of years. I love the history of fiberart and its continuance through many cultures.”
“My process includes dyeing, carding, spinning and felting. Using silk, mohair, wool, ramie, raffia, I try to convey light, patterns, space and the sense of a place in nature. I build 'strokes' of fiber color and texture in the wool using the same thought as a painter applying pigment. But, there is no canvas. I construct the blanket and its surface from the raw fiber. My fascination with the beauty and character of the materials, and with the experiment of the design process grows every time I work with fiber.”
Husky's work in tapestry and feltmaking has received state and national awards. A twenty-year teaching career included OK Arts Council Artist-In-Residence and University of Central OK Art Department faculty. Her work is included in the Oklahoma Permanent Collection, State Capitol, and in numerous public and private collections. She is represented by M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa.
Pamela Husky earned a Master Liberal Studies degree from OU in art education and art history. She has been a fiberartist for 40 years. Her home and studio is located on Lake Eufaula. To view examples of her work, visit http://www.pamelahusky.com/HOME
Gallery hours are 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday and by appointment. There is no admission charge.
Exhibits in The Depot Gallery are made possible, in part, by grants from the Norman Arts Council and the Oklahoma Arts Council and by donations from individual supporters.