Summer's arrived in San Diego, warm but not too warm for a road trip to the Long Beach Museum of Art to see an annual international juried exhibit sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. Small Expressions 2012 showcases fiber art on a small scale, not to exceed 15 inches in any direction. There are 37 contemporary art works on display.
My favorite piece in this small exhibit of small objects was Leaves, 2011, by artist Jenine Shereos, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. At first glance these airy leaves looked like delicate leaf skeletons. Upon a closer look I saw that the sculptural leaves were created by tying, wrapping and stitching human hair. . . a real delight to encounter!
May 10 - August 12, 2012, at the Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California. Juror: Carol Shaw-Sutton, Professor of Art California State University, Long Beach