Wednesday, November 07, 2007

BASKETS: NO BOUNDARIES, Jane Sauer Gallery

The title of the show, Baskets: No Boundaries, suggests the theme of freedom from rules and constraints, from the limits imposed by traditions and expectations. Over recent decades, basket makers have been expanding the ancient traditions they both honor and now transcend to create their own personal expressions. The 19 artists chosen for this show convey cross-cultural concepts about the contemporary basket movement. Traditional influences represented include Haida, Nantucket, Hispanic, Ojibwa, and Japanese. Tradition and innovation are entwined in all of the baskets.

Some really wonderful works in this show. My favorites are

Dawn Walden,

Jan Hopkins,

JoAnne Russo

but there are lots of great works in this show. Don't miss checking out this site.

1 comment:

Robyn said...

I love a blog post introducing new inovative art. These pieces are amazing!