Robert Forman: With Every Fiber
Robert Forman has been making art since childhood. With family ties to textiles (his grandparents were weavers who immigrated to the U.S. to work in New Jersey silk mills) and influences including Chuck Close, John Merlino and Jack Whitten, Forman creates imagery by gluing yarn of various sizes and colors to board. After beginning this process, he was introduced the art of the indigenous Huichol people in Mexico, who use similar techniques to create symbolic imagery that dates back many centuries. Forman’s work is personal in nature; referencing family, friends and life experiences. These intricate yarn paintings layer imagery and symbols to create compelling compositions, bridging the gap between age-old tradition and new ideas in art.
Forman was featured in Fiber Art Now quarterly magazine in (Fall 2014). His work can be found in collections including The Renwick Gallery (D.C.), US Consulate (Mexico), and The White House (DC).
Opening reception: Sept 4, 6-8 pm (artist attending)
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