Exhibit of drawings, porcelain comes to Centre's Aegon Gallery
RELEASED: September 27, 2007
DANVILLE, KY—The exhibit "Slow Knots: Drawings and Sculpture by Addie Langford" will open Sept. 28 in the Aegon Gallery at Centre College.
A Kentucky native, Langford holds degrees in ceramic art and architecture and recently completed Fulbright research in Madrid, Spain, on 16th-century tapestry. She weaves these disciplines together, literally and figuratively, with her family traditions.
"I grew up in a den of makers," Langford says.
Believing that few genres in the history of art history are more analogous to the complexity of contemporary collage than Renaissance tapestry, Langford based her Fulbright research on 16th-century weaving methods still employed at the Royal Tapestry Factory in Madrid.
Langford believes that the slow tapestry construction process is a necessary aspect of her work and offers strength to her struggle against the American push for quick production; an urge, she believes, that is ruinous to the complete expression of her work.
The exhibit features large-scale drawings as well as large pieces of porcelain and embroidered fabric. Langford will give a Gallery Talk on Oct. 26 at 3:30 p.m. at Aegon Gallery.
The exhibit runs Sept. 28 through Oct. 27. Aegon Gallery hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The gallery is open to the public at no charge.
Langford is currently the art school coordinator of the museum school at the Flint Institute of Arts in Flint, Mich. For more information, contact Judith Pointer Jia, Centre associate professor of art, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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