Upfront Gallery

Mary Kircher & Ann Roth

Upfront Gallery
April 3 – 25, 2015
First Friday Gallery Walk: April 3, 6-10pm

Mary Kircher, Joyful

Mary Kircher and Ann Roth play with real and illusory space in this exhibition of ikat dyed, hand woven tapestries. Both add to and subtract from, divide, intersect and layer varying proportions of elliptical forms. Ikat is a tie dye technique that places color and pattern into the yarn before it is threaded on the loom and woven. Color plays a key role in the graphic impact and rhythms of their work. Kircher’s tapestries are wool, weft faced ikat, and Roth’s are woven with warp and weft ikat dyed strips of cotton fabric.

Artist Bios:

Mary Kircher is a graduate of NC State University where she earned the Master of Art+ Design degree. She teaches workshops including: woven shibori, ikat and weaving journals. Mary maintains a studio at Artspace in Raleigh, North Carolina where she dyes, weaves and displays her artwork.

Ann Roth received a Master of Fine Arts in Textile Design from the University of Kansas, and maintains a home studio in Raleigh. She has exhibited her weavings locally and regionally, including a two-person show at the Gregg Museum of Art + Design at NC State University, and inclusion in a group show show at the Mahler Fine Art Gallery in Raleigh which represents her work.