Textile exhibit opens Saturday at View

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OLD FORGE — View, the center for arts and culture, announces the opening of a new exhibition: “cor·ro·sion,” a solo exhibition by Eva Camacho-Sánchez.

Camacho-Sánchez is a renowned textile artist from Spain. “Cor·ro·sion,” will be on display from Saturday, Sept. 19, to Saturday, Oct. 31.

She uses the dictionary definition of corrosion, the process of corroding metal, stone, or other materials, as inspiration for the exhibit.

View is located at 3273 Route 28. To learn more about View programming, go online to ViewArts.org, or call 315-369-6411.

More from the artist:

“As a natural dyer, the golden color of rust has always meant much more to me than any other color in the spectrum. It wasn’t an easy color to achieve until I started to experiment with a few pieces of rusted metal that I found on the street, which led me to a creative journey through different media such as silk, wool, cotton, and paper. As a traditional wool-felter, my creations are the results of fusing the ancient art form of feltmaking with modern techniques. While working on my traditional felting, I discovered a great passion for the Korean art of Joomchi, and now this passion continues as I explore the effects of corrosion on paper.

“I use rust and tea dyeing as a way to symbolize scars and pain caused by a number of problems, in the hopes that solutions can be found by raising awareness through artistic expression. This dyeing technique was very effective in “Corrosive Epidemic” to symbolize that the opioid addiction is a corrosive epidemic that leaves too many lives marked and scarred.

“…In the piece “The Scars We Carry”, the thousands of tiny stitches represent all the scars that women carry from the moment we are born, and how we have been ‘stitching’ them with our persistence, diligence, passion, strength, care and emotional intelligence, while at the same time drawing strength from our deepest wounds, some which never fully close.

“Through my work I also hope to raise awareness of the problems of climate change, while highlighting solutions we can embrace to mitigate the threats and adapt to new environmental realities. My hope is that all of my work can inspire a more ethical society working towards stronger families and communities upon a more sustainable planet.”

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