'This used to be real estate, not it's only field and trees."
"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.