Amy Putansu Wakes the Divine

by - Sunday, October 09, 2016

On October 4th Amy Putansu took the Maiwa audience through a meditative consideration of her weaving. With reference to the work of such artists as Agnes Martin and Mark Rothko, Amy outlined her motivation and her desire to create within a minimalist aesthetic.

Two days later on October 6th, Amy's exhibition opened at the Silk Weaving Studio on Granville Island.

The exhibition is a great chance to see everything that Amy talked about materialize into fabric. The description of the show states:

"Using a rare handweaving technique called ondulé Amy Putansu maneuvers threads out of the strict grid and into wave-like patterns and lines. The elegant simplicity of a stripe (shima) is natural to weaving, yet for centuries textiles of this type were solely imports into Japan. Eventually home-weavers developed uniquely Japanese striped patterns.

The textiles in this exhibit are inspired by striped cottons from Japan. Amy reinterprets these patterns in silk, using her signature textile techniques to create one-of-a-kind scarves and shawls. Stripes now emerge as waves within woven interlacement, or become textural as well as visual elements in organza."

Highly recommended. The show will be on until October 19th, 2016.

Silk Weaving Studio, Granville Island

Weaving by Amy Putansu - Silk Weaving Studio 2016

Weaving by Amy Putansu - Silk Weaving Studio 2016

Weaving by Amy Putansu - Silk Weaving Studio 2016

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