Exhibitor listing
Through the Thread II, 2019 - Crystal Gregory
Imlay Gallery
Stand n° 

E-mail address : kathy@imlaygallery.com
Website : http://www.imlaygallery.com

Other Artists represented by the Gallery:

  • Lori Field

    Lori Field

    Detailed Description :
    In her fantastical compositions, Lori Field’s subjects—humans hybridized with animals or otherwise distorted—play out ambiguous narratives. Field’s artistic process is impossibly intricate and labor-intensive. “An obsession with obsessiveness is a common thread in all my work,” she says. Field claims that her works are narratives of a subconscious story, one that is felt more than understood: “The reoccurring characters and symbols also tell a psychological story, perhaps my own.” Her process of silverpoint drawing is labor-intensive, requiring 15 to 20 coats of heated gesso applied to the paper to prepare its surface to receive the markings from the metal stylus (real silver point embedded in wood). Unlike pencil, silverpoint cannot be erased. After the drawing is finished it eventually will tarnish as it oxidizes due to sulphur content in the air much like silverware does in the drawer in between polishing. That is part of the unique quality of the line and the fully oxidized drawing will have a softer burnished sepia tone to it.
  • Crystal Gregory

    Crystal Gregory

    Biography : Crystal Gregory is a sculptor whose work investigates textile structure through a variety of materials. Gregory received her BFA from the University of Oregon and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she received her MFA from the Fiber and Material Studies Department. In 2013 she was awarded the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship for the Performing and Visual Arts. With this grant she moved to Amsterdam NL where she took a role as Artist-In-Residence at The Gerrit Rietveld Academie of Art. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally including Devotion/Destruction: Craft Inheritance at Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Projects, Load Barring: The Art of Construction at The Hunterdon Art Museum and Crossover at Black and White Project Space and has been reviewed in publications such as Surface Design Journal, Peripheral Vision Press and Art Critical. Gregory an Assistant Professor in Fiber within the School of Arts and Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky. Gregory splits her time between Lexington, KY and Brooklyn, NY and currently shows with Tatyana Okshteyn at Black & White Gallery/Project Space in Brooklyn, NY.
    Crystal Gregory - Through the Thread II, 2019
    Through the Thread II, 2019

  • Heather Jones

    Heather Jones

    Biography : Heather Jones is an artist, designer, and educator whose work questions and pushes traditional conceptions of both quilt making and painting. Her work has been exhibited widely at venues including the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH (solo); Marta Hewitt Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; Iowa Quilt Museum, Winterset, IA; New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA; Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany; Art on Paper Fair, New York, NY; the University of California, Berkley, CA; Raygun Projects, Toowoomba, Australia; and the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. She is a three-time winner of the Project Modern Quilt Design competition, a two-time finalist for the Martha Stewart American Made Awards, and was named a “Creative Genius” by DIY Network. Her unique creations open up a dialogue between fine art and craft. The pieced fabrics honor the hand of the maker, while the minimal clean lines, composition, and subtle color juxtaposition reveal a deep knowledge of geometric abstraction and color theory. For Heather the work is about “staying present in the moment, even in a very busy life, in order to see the beauty in the everyday that is all around us.” A native Cincinnatian, Heather studied art history at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning, earning both a Bachelors of Arts and Masters of Arts (ABT). She currently lives just outside the city on a small farm with her husband and two young children.