Silk Brocades, Embroidery, and Kesi
A Lecture by artist Jon Eric Riis
THURSDAY, MARCH 16 | RECEPTION 5PM | LECTURE 6PM
Considered by many to be the nation’s leading contemporary tapestry artist, Jon Eric Riis has perhaps more than any other artist taken the ancient craft of hand-woven tapestry to the level of important contemporary fine art. Often imbuing his subject matter with highly critical social and cultural ideas, Riis’ provocative art is as important for its content as it is for its stunning execution and unmatched technical prowess. Jon Eric Riis creates extraordinary works of woven silk and metallic thread with textured undulating surfaces of hand-stitched pearls, coral and glass beads. The meticulous works are supremely crafted, astonishing in visual effect and profound in concept.
Skinner Boston Gallery
63 Park Plaza, Boston