Sunday, March 25, 2018

New Threads Exhibition at Laband Art Gallery

The Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles held a captivating exhibition of contemporary textile-based work entitled New Threads, January 27 - March 17, 2018.
It was my second time on campus, and first visit to the gallery, and navigating the campus was difficult (very bad signage). I believe it was Spring Break -- the only humans I saw were either the maintenance crew zipping around in carts or prospective applicants touring the campus and as lost as I was.

I should have just looked for the yarn bombed trees!
Yarn Bombing Los Angeles
Did these colorful fluffy balls lead me to the location?
Edna Torres, yarn balls installation

Darlyn's yarn bombed bench got me closer.
Darlyn Susan Yee, crocheted bench cover
Yarn Bombing Los Angeles, yarn bombed entry, interior of gallery
Following are some highlights of the exhibition.
Diane Meyer, Class Two (detail), Hand-sewn archival ink jet print
Consuelo Jiminez Underwood, Run, Jane, Run!, Woven cotton, linen, fabric, barbed wire, CAUTION tape
Consuelo Jiminez Underwood, Mendocino Rebozo, Fabric, safety pins, glass beads
Delicious Taste, part of Re-Corded History, Mixed media
Mara Lonner, Privacy Burnout, Silk/rayon velvet devoré with mixed media
James Gobel, I Don't Know If I'm Coming or Going, Felt, yarn, rhinestones, acrylic on canvas
Jasmine Delgado, SFV Fabrication, Screenprint, fabric, embellishments
Miyoshi Barosh, Soft Intervention, Found afghans and polyester fiberfill
Mark Newport, Fman and Argyleman, both Hand-knit acrylic yarn and buttons
Ben Cuevas, Twitterstorm, Knit wool
Aubrey Longley-Cook, Runaway, Hand embroidered cotton thread on cotton cloth, 2 digital animations
Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, 14 Cetros, Wood and cord
and hanging above Ojo de Dios, Wood, acrylic paint, polyolefin cord


  1. That is so cool! I wish I lived near there so I could attend.

    1. I wish I hadn't waited so long to see the show!
      LA has a very active yarn bombing group. Check this out:


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