With Every Fiber of Her Being
Galleries / Emily Sewell wears her heart on her artsy sleeve. In the upcoming exhibition Emily Sewell: Embodied, this young artist showcases a largely comprehensive look at the aesthetic that keeps her own blood pumping–a composite body of work that’s both raw and organic, but also delicate and extremely fragile. In other words, not too far from the nature of an actual human heart.
Through pieces created within the past four-or-so years, the most common thread strung between them is quite literally that: fiber. While you may have caught her most recent show, Welcome Home at The Manifest in Chinatown, Embodied is where you get the clearest sense of her curious interest and skilled technique in the material.
“There is this misunder-standing or unknowing of the fiber field, or ‘crafting,’ and the fine art field,” Sewell says. “I guess we could say that [this show] is in some way a response to it, because I am putting it out there, hoping that it can shine some light on fiber art . . . so that people can view it right up there with painting and photography.”
Read more in our exclusive Q&A with Emily online at [honoluluweekly.tumblr.com].