Laura Nicole Kante Fibers of Being

November 30, 2012 – January 12, 2013 Cecily E. Horton Gallery

Laura Kante uses the fibers processes of crochet and weaving to express the paradoxical narrative of the human condition: the continuous interplay between the internal world of mental/spiritual processing and the external world of experience. The works are sculptural metaphors drawing on cultural associations of color and material to elicit an intuitive response; black/white, hard/soft, aggressive/passive. Fibers of Being contains three types of work: a site-specific installation of crochet lace that consumes the wall and organically responds to the architecture of the gallery; sculptural wall pieces in which woven forms and crocheted cloth interact; and deconstructed and reworked sections of wall from previous installations.