February 1 - March 24, 2019
Textiles serve as the language for communicating personal stories in Shared Reflection featuring nationally renowned artists Jane Dunnewold and Mary Fisher. This exhibition celebrates the synergy generated when two people share values, opinions, and aesthetics.
Jane Dunnewold uses repurposed quilts and salvaged fabrics to recount the lives and practices of past artisans. Dunnewold views her practice as a manifestation of universal creative energies; in her eyes, all creators tap into the larger narrative of artistic expression, and by using repurposed quilt materials in her work, she visually depicts this connection between creators. Mary Fisher creates new forms to reflect on the past; Fisher has taken lessons learned from life with AIDS and cancer and translated them into a lifetime career in advocacy that directly informs her artistic practice. Her layered and dynamic mixed media works incorporate delicate stitching and raw material with grit, earnestness, and strength.
Throughout the exhibition, 108|Contemporary will be offering a number of educational programs to audiences and artists alike. On Saturday, February 2, from 1:30-3:00 PM, Jane Dunnewold will host an artist talk and guided tour of her work in the exhibition, allowing audiences to gain a deeper connection to the work. For those looking for an in-depth experience, Jane Dunnewold will remain in Tulsa for the 5-day extensive workshop Personal Archetypes as Artistic Inspiration in which participants are free to use any artistic medium— painting, drawing, fiber, contemporary craft, writing, and more— to explore experiences and inspirations distilled from a selected set of archetypes.