Earth, Sky, and In-Between: Gathering the Threads

The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA) is proud to present “Sky, Earth, and
In-Between: Gathering the Threads,” a solo installation by fiber artist Leslie Pelino. Working with
salvaged materials– loose thread, ribbon, beads, buttons, plastic tubing, metal, and flamboyant fabrics of silk, wool and chenille, Pelino creates a world steeped in memory and nostalgia. Each element has been handled and passed from person-to-person, generation-to-generation, interweaving memories, materials and space, down to the antique loom on which the artist shuttles and collapses time. Scraps evolve into visual stories, rich in imagination and tailored for individualization.
Pelino’s installation, in its spirit and complexity, as with the connections between elements that
defy relationality, speaks to the spirit of the overarching exhibition Between I & Thou. Based on the thesis of 20th century philosopher Martin Buber, and drawing on Kabbalistic belief in the future restoration of a world united and at peace, Between I & Thou incorporates interchanging solo presentations that speak to this hope for the future.

Pelino’s installation is one of these individual installations, designed to instigate poetry, thought,
dialogue and performance as she weaves together a new and perfect world where disparate elements are joined together to create something new.

Said HVCCA director and co-founder Livia Straus: “This is beauty with a twist of the grim,
humorous while empathic, playful yet grounded, soulful while dour, frenetic yet narratively rich and
awesomely silent.”

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
1701 Main Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Times: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

$10 - Adults
$5 - Students/Seniors/Peekskill Residents
Free - Members

Presenter Phone: 9147880100
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