"ReNew" by Louise Silk

"ReNew" by Louise Silk

Start date

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 6:00am

End date

Friday, May 1, 2020, 12:00pm


Contemporary Craft

5645 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
United States

"ReNew," an exhibition featuring a selection of vibrant works by Pittsburgh artist Louise Silk, showcases up-cycled fiber pieces that shed light on spiritual and environmental contexts. Healing is one of the primary themes displayed in Silk’s artworks.

The artist uses T-shirt remnants, old quilts, pieced denim, denim seams, and other recycled materials with hand embroidery, machine piecing, and reverse applique techniques to create her mantles and quilts. Zero-waste – the idea that we send nothing to a landfill, reduce what we need, reuse as much as we can, and compost what we cannot – has made Silk aware of the waste she was producing as well as the impact of fast-fashion industries.

During the run of the exhibition, Silk will be onsite at the gallery every Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to demonstrate her creative process and engage with visitors.