"This used to be real estate, now it's only fields and trees."
Installation by Amy Caterina
In her first solo exhibition, "This used to be real estate, now it's
only fields and trees", artist Amy Caterina presents a multi-media
installation- a simulated landscape created by Caterina's video,
photography and knitted objects. This exhibition is a further
exploration of Caterina's Pseudo-Sod series, wherein the artist
transforms Lion Brand "Fun Fur", a common crafting yarn, into a knit
replication of grass that carpets the floor, and coats several sculpted
woodland creatures. Caterina creates fiber arts and video installation
exploring human preconceptions of natural and urban environments,
regeneration, decay, and the flora and fauna of her imagination. Amy
Caterina is the current artist-in-residence at the Grand Central Art
Center. A graduate of the CSUF Master of Fine Arts program, Caterina
has been involved in the Santa Ana arts community for several years.
She is the co-founder of Rat Powered Films, an organization dedicated
to offering the screening of local to international art films in the
Grand Central Theatre in Santa Ana, California.
The Grand Central Art Center is hosting two free workshops during
the course of Amy Caterina's show. Visitors will work together with
Caterina to create a knit project to be donated to a local dialysis
center. Caterina will also be giving an hour-long lecture both days
about the role of knitting in her artwork and her experience of the
community-building nature of needlework. In conjunction with her
exhibition, Caterina has received a grant from the Hoff Foundation to
develop a website, http://www.freerangeknitting.com, as an extension
and continuation of her installation work.