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Fiber Art by Karen Kamenetzky

April 16th, 2013 by Peggy Farabaugh

Fabric Art by Karen Kamenetzky | Handmade in Vermont

This is a screen shot I took of a Google image search for Karen Kamenetzky’s fiber art.  The google collage is just my random sampling of Karen’s body of work but look how coherent it is!  If you’re a fine art lover, subscribe to Karen’s blog and get the latest on exhibitions of her work in Vermont, New England and beyond.  You have to see it to believe it.  

I don’t know how to describe for you how beautiful Karen Kamenetzky’s  fiber art is.  It really has to be seen to be appreciated, but I thought I’d make an attempt by posting this screen shot I derived from a Google image search for “Karen Kamenetzky”.  Wow.  The image above is just my random sampling of Karen’s body of work but look how coherent it is!  How can dozens of works, over years (maybe decades?) of time be placed together so randomly and look so integrated?  I love Karen’s choice of colors and shapes and the illusion of movement.  It’s remarkable, don’t you think?

You don’t see that much fiber art anymore.  I’m so happy it’s making a comeback in the vibrant, contemporary works of Karen Kamenetzky.  A little bit about the artist:

Karen works out of a typical Southern Vermont studio tucked into the woods of West Brattleboro.  “I dye, paint and stitch cottons and silks to create boldly colored wallhangings inspired by microscopic/cellular imagery – a kind of visual invented biology with textiles.  I find this imagery metaphorically rich since all change fundamentally happens on this infinitesimal level.”  Karen shares information and inside scoops about her work, techniques, philosophy, inspiration and gallery exhibits on her fiber arts blog and on her Facebook.

If you love it as much as I do, you might want to consider attending the Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center Apple Blossom Gala on May 10th at 7pm at Alyson’s Orchard in Walpole, NH where Karen’s “Cellscape II” is up for auction.  You could be the lucky bidder and end up taking this piece of fine art home.  But even if you’re not you’ll still find “lots of wonderful, innovative art for auction, a good cause, great people, delicious food and a raucous wine tasting!”  Hope to see you there.

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