Pip Brant. From Oct 12th through Dec 9th, 2007.
The Patricia And Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University presents Pip Brant: The Flying Carpet and Other Reusables, as part of the Florida Artist Series. The opening reception will take place on October 12th, 2007, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Frost Art Museum in room PC 110 located on FIU's University Park Campus. The solo exhibition presents Brant's most recent series of work, and features bold weavings, dyed and embroidered tablecloths, and two large-scale interactive installations laden with controversial commentary.
Brant's fiber-based art reflects political and social headlines, while it chronicles current events that confront and perturb the public in recent years. By taking objects out of context and altering them in ironic ways, she highlights social and political messages embedded within them. "Old Tablecloths and exhausted carpets become time capsules for the absurd ways in which communities face compromising issues, " explains Brant.
A faculty member of FIU's College of Architecture + the Arts, Brant was raised on the Western Plains Indian reservations (Sioux, Cheyenne and Assiniboine). After receiving her BFA from the University of Montana, Wyoming, Missouri and London, England. She has exhibited painting, non-loom fibers, artist's books and guerrilla installations nationally and internationally. Her work is found in the collections of the Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY; the Rock Springs Art Center, Rock Springs, WY; UCROSS Foundation, WY; and the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Brant will give a personal tour of the exhibition on Wednesday October 24th, 2007 as part of the Frost Art Museum Wednesday After Hours series. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog with an essay by Eleanor Heartney.
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum at Florida International University. Florida International University. SW 107th Ave and 8th St. PC 110. Miami, FL 33199. Ph: 305.348.2890. Fax: 305.348.2762. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.frostartmuseum.org.