The Quicksilver Mine Co.
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Tari Kerss Exhibits at Quicksilver
May 19—June 25, 2006
The Quicksilver Mine Co. in downtown Forestville presents a one woman exhibition by Sonoma County fiber artist and sculptor Tari Kerss beginning May 19th. This Show, Filamentous Matter, continues through June 25th.
Using sewn construction, woven structure, and basketry techniques to create abstract forms, Kerss utilizes the Forestville Gallery as both an installation and exhibit space. Hanging scrolls, pods and alembics comprise much of her current work. For her two-sided scrolls, she layers hand printed and painted transparent silk combined with folded, stitched, dyed and bound woven cloth, evoking both the mystery and simultaneity of a dream world. Suspended monofilament sculptures drape towards the ground, transparent and ephemeral expressions of gravity, light, and flow. Alembic and pod forms are given three-dimensional volume through the use of darts, channels, and basketry materials as Kerss expertly uses the architectural aspect of garment construction to create the sculptural fiber forms she has included in this Show.
Born in Uchitomari, Okinawa, Kerss returned to northern California with her family when she was a child. She received her MFA in 1991 from the California College of Art (and Crafts) in Oakland, and has exhibited her work both locally and nationally. She maintains a studio in Santa Rosa, California, and teaches weaving and textile arts at the College of Marin (Indian Valley campus), and at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts.
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An Artist Reception for Tari Kerss will be held on Saturday, May 20th from 4—6pm