Shows to See: October/November 2014

Shows to See: October/November 2014

Published on Sunday, September 14, 2014. This article appears in the October/November 2014 issue of American Craft Magazine.
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Luanne Rimel, Hand Quilted Photograph

Luanne Rimel at Duane Reed Gallery; Courtesy of Duane Reed Gallery

AL / Huntsville
Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering
Huntsville Museum of Art
Oct. 4 – Jan. 18
South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass
Oct. 5 – Feb. 8
ACC Fellow Ginny Ruffner expresses her unquenchable spirit in large, exuberant glass and metal works inspired by possibilities in the biosciences. A companion invitational show presents work by glass artists living in the region. 

MO / St. Louis
Repetition, Rhythm, Pattern
Duane Reed Gallery
to Oct. 18
Artist Jane Sauer, known for the eponymous Santa Fe gallery she owned until last year, curates this trip to the world of more-than-once. Katherine Glover’s paperscapes, Harue Shimomoto’s glass-rod tapestries, Luanne Rimel’s hand-quilted photographs on sackcloth, Giles Bettison’s textile-inflected glasswork, and Erica Rosenfeld’s mixed-media works all explore repetition – then explore it again.

GA / Atlanta
Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Contemporary Art
Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
to Dec. 6
In West African and Caribbean folklore, Anansi the spider, a spinner of silk and weaver of webs, is the god of all stories. Here, eight artists – Xenobia Bailey, ACC trustee Sonya Clark, Januwa Moja, Senga Nengudi, Nnenna Okore, ACC Fellow Joyce J. Scott, Adejoke Tugbiyele, and Saya Woolfalk – follow in Anansi’s many footsteps, weaving their own stories of identity, relationships, and history in a variety of fiber mediums and techniques.

CA / Santa Barbara
Requiem for the Bibliophile
Museum of Contemporary Art
to Dec. 14
As the nature of stored and shared information continues to evolve, what’s to become of traditional libraries? Check it out: Jorge Méndez Blake, Carlos Garaicoa, Nancy Gifford, David Horvitz, Emily Jacir, Xaviera Simmons, and Mickey Smith consider that question in installations, sculptures, prints, and other works. 

TX / Kerrville
Texas Furniture Makers Show
Kerr Arts and Cultural Center
Oct. 30 – Nov. 30
In this annual event, the Lone Star State’s furniture makers show they’re at home in a range of styles, from historical reproductions to cutting-edge design.