Irving Street Projects presents "Fielding Connections" by Matt Katsaros
March 10 - May 31, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 10, 2018 11-3pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, May 20, 11-2pm
Find the complete listing of events, classes, workshops and acitivities on ISP's home page or www.fieldingconnections.com
Join artist Matt Katsaros March 10 through May 31, 2018 for Fielding Connections, a community space for art making and educational opportunities exploring the biodiversity of our area through fiber arts and fiber systems education.
Katsaros has organized a series of events and projects in collaboration with more than a dozen other participating Bay Area artists, designers, and educators. Inspired by his background as a fiber artist and natural dyer, these events not only demonstrate techniques used in his work, they also draw connections between his artistic practice and its related pursuits. In addition to programmed workshops, talks, classes, and collaborative projects, a series of pamphlets, maps, and other printed educational materials will be available for pickup at the gallery anytime.
An opening reception will be held Saturday, March 10th from 11 - 3 pm and will feature a collaborative weaving project with artist Travis Meinhof. Other scheduled events, most of which are free to the public, include dye classes, community clothes mending, plein air drawing, experimental tapestry weaving, sewing instruction and more. For the full schedule of events and to sign up, visit ISP's home page or www.fieldingconnections.com
Matt Katsaros is a multi-disciplinary artist based in the Outer Sunset district in San Francisco. His process-based artworks center around natural dyes and textiles sourced from his immediate environment, frequently made on an entirely local scale. He works in partnership with Fiber Shed, an organization dedicated to developing regional fiber systems that build soil and reduce pollution caused by synthetic textile manufacturing and dye processes. His work has been included in exhibitions at venues including the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, The Perish Trust, and Mollusk. In addition to his fine art practice, he is the founder of Flint Outdoors.
Fielding Connections is supported by funding from the Zellerbach Family Foundation and is presented in partnership with Intersection for the Arts as part of the INTERSECT SF Series, funded by San Francisco Grants for the Arts.