Pacific Northwest College of Art
Center for Contemporary Art and Culture

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Artist-in-Residence: Christy Matson

May 24, 2011 – Jun 4, 2011



Known for combining sound technology and weaving, Christy Matson will use Herrick “Op” Art weavings from the 1960s –1990s as a springboard for her hand-woven length of cloth. By responding to Herrick’s patterns and structure through visual and aural responses, Matson shows connections between performance and handwork, abstraction and concrete form, and how the structures of weaving are being used in new ways by a younger generation of weavers.

Christy Matson, a left-coast transplant to Chicago, weaves cloth on both hand-operated and industrial Jacquard looms. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Fiber and Material Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She received her BFA in Studio Art from the University of Washington in 2001 and her MFA in Textiles from California College of the Arts in 2005. Recent solo and group exhibitions include, Hand+Made: The Performative Impulse in Art and Craft, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 2010; the 2007 Kaunas Biennial; The Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago; the FAB Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University; the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; The San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design; and The San Francisco Museum of Craft and Folk Art. In 2006, Matson was an artist-in-residence at the Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts in New York City and taught at the Haystack Mountain School of Craft.

Learn more about Laurie Herrick: Weaving Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow</i>.</p>


Free for Museum members; $3 general admission; free and open to the public on First Thursday, June 2, from 11 am-8 pm.


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