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Mind Over Matter

August 26, 2016 @ 5:30 PM - October 22, 2016 @ 5:00 PM

Florida CraftArt presents Mind Over Matter, an exhibition about the way artists look for new ways to manipulate materials. The exhibition features the work of Emily Barletta’ 03 (Fiber, B.F.A.), Dona Anderson, Erik and Martin Demaine, Jessica Drenk, Lisa Kokin, Christopher Kurtz and Polly Adams Sutton.

Curated by Jorge Vidal, who is dedicating this exhibition to James Crane, founding member of the Eckerd College Arts Collegium.

Brooklyn-based Emily Barletta creates colorful formal abstractions by taking a needle to paper rather than to cloth. The stitches accumulate, like mark making, creating drawings that ask the viewer to contemplate each stitch as an individual element and also the composition as a whole. For Barletta, the act of pulling the thread through the delicate paper serves a dual function; it records the passage of time in the sometimes disturbing world around her while creating a mental space that allows her to create delicate worlds of her own.

August 26th-October 22nd, 2016

Opening Reception, Friday, Aug 26th