Artists Speak March 29, April 12 at Ruth Funk Center
MELBOURNE, FLA. — Artists Alex Trimino and Carrie Sieh headline Florida Institute of Technology’s spring Friends of Textiles Lecture Series program, where they will speak and lead exclusive tours of their work in the exhibition Reimagined: Innovations in Fiber now at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts.
Trimino will present Tuesday, March 29; Sieh on Tuesday, April 12. The events begin with a reception at 5:15 p.m. followed by the gallery talk at 6 p.m.
Trimino creates illuminated fiber-based sculpture and installations. Her work re-contextualizes the traditional use of colloquial crafts (crochet, knittings and weavings) and explores social views on civilization, technology and gender. In her pieces, old things, old ways and new technologies commingle, exploring how we connect to reality today.
Sieh is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is rooted in textiles, technology and history. She received a bachelor’s degree in art, with a double focus on painting and photography, from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from San José State University provided the structure for the extensive research underpinning each project and continues to help inform the technological themes often present in her work.
Sieh and Trimino draw on textiles’ domestic associations to inform and develop their respective artistic perspectives. Their work, influenced by themes including sexuality, gender and culture, is also distinguished by experimentation with the principles of mathematics, coding and technology.
The cost for each event is $10 for the general public and free for Friends of Textiles members and full-time Florida Tech students, faculty and staff with Florida Tech ID. Reservations are not required.
For more information, please visit http://textiles.fit.edu/ and click on “Upcoming Events” under the Events tab, or contact the Ruth Funk Center at 321-674-8313.