Aarhus Gallery is pleased to have Julie H. Rose of Belfast as their guest artist for the month of September. The show runs from September 2 through the 28th with an opening reception on Friday September 5th, 5-8pm.
Julie has had a varied artistic career thus far, but working with fiber has been a constant, if not curvilinear, thread in her life. Raised by two textile designers, she was given free reign with the family art supplies as well as being introduced to sewing and crocheting at an early age. After receiving a BFA from the School of Visual Arts she worked as a commercial illustrator in New York City for Gourmet and Cuisine magazine, while also playing guitar in various punk bands. A few years later, trying to escape the rat race, she moved to Maine to raise sheep for wool and to spin and weave. Later, needing a break from raising sheep, she worked as a tattoo artist and a knitting designer. Through all her varied endeavors she has continued to knit, spin, dye, crochet and sew… exploring the world of fiber. And for her show at Aarhus, that is what she has done. Her shadow boxes contain lovely embroidered, felted, and sewn morsels mounted on silk and hand printed fabrics. They may remind you of edible plants and cocoons, or they may tug at the strands of our ancient memories and evoke the fragile skeletal remains of unknown and delicate organisms, from before the rat race.
Aarhus invites the public to race on over for the opening on the first Friday of September and join in a few threads of conversation with the artist herself.
Aarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. Belfast, is open Tuesday through Sunday 11am-5:30pm and Mondays by chance. For more information visit www.aarhusgallery.com or call 338-0001.