Looming Shelter - an official Parallel project of DesertX
70101 State HIghway 74 , Mountain Center, CA 92561 (behind the Sugar Loaf Cafe), Mountain Center mailing address (Pinyon Pine physical address)), CA 92561
Saturday, February 9, 2019
please text Debra at 612-483-0993 for information
- 70101 State HIghway 74 , Mountain Center, CA 92561 (behind the Sugar Loaf Cafe), Mountain Center mailing address (Pinyon Pine physical address)), CA 92561
- P:612-483-0993;Visit Website
LOOMING SHELTER is a site-specific, fiber-centric collaborative sculpture that plays with questions of shelter, inclusion, and retreat, as well as exposure, scarcity, and consequence. Fiber and textile artists will respond to a monumental wood structure, 12’ tall and 35’ long that will provide structure but not content or context, and each artist will react in a way that reflects upon, challenges, and embraces what it means to seek shelter, how shelter is created, what is necessary, and what can be let go. The scaffolding itself serves as a symbol of the larger, engaged community, while allowing space for individual artists to perform private gestures and commentary. Panels of woven, knotted, sewn, dyed, found, re-used, and rescued material will be attached to the sculptural wood frame. Visitors will be invited to walk through and around the structure, experiencing its liminal nature, while benches set into the scaffolding's base will offer a perch from which to observe and ponder. Visitors will be able to experience Looming Shelter at no charge and the artists are providing their work at no charge. This project is a joint project between PSCC and Textile Arts LA, an artisan guild of fiber centric artists and enthusiasts.