February 23, 2019 – June 9, 2019
Hair Petticoat, 2009
Wool and found textiles
Courtesy of the Artist
Opening Reception — February 24, 2019
Members Preview 1-2PM
Public Reception 2-4PM
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Stephanie Metz creates biomorphic abstract sculptures that explore the tension created when opposing qualities coexisit.
She works primarily in wool and industrial felt to create detailed, complex, and mysterious forms that defy their humble origins. This exhibition will present works from throughout Metz’s career, showing the myriad of ways in which she works with wool and felt.
She has been featured in publications including San Jose’s Content Magazine, Adobe Inspire Magazine, American Craft, and 500 Felt Objects. Her work has been included in the Rijswijk Textile Biennial in the Netherlands as well as Sculptural Felt International and Black Sheep, touring exhibitions that visited Europe and Australia. Her numerous group exhibitions include FiberArt International at both the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and at the Museum of Quilts and Textiles in San Jose, Formex Stockholm 2008 in Sweden, and Transmission:Experience at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore. In 2015 Stephanie was honored as an Artist Laureate by Silicon Valley Creates, and she is the recipient of a Belle Foundation for Cultural Development grant as well as two Center for Cultural Innovation grants. She has taught at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee.