@ The Plaines Project
1822 S Desplaines St
Opening Friday, June 29th, from 7PM - 10PM
On view through Friday, July 6th
One of the oldest technologies in the world, weaving joins two sets of tensioned threads at right angles to form a cloth. Weavemaker Pro is an expose of seven different personalities working from within the construct of a class to explore this grid. As weavers, we all start with this foundational structure and investigate concepts including play, irony, contrast, party, and melancholy, using a variety of different materials and techniques. We are investigating weaving as a medium, exploring what a woven cloth can be, utilizing craft for art’s sake.
The seven weavers included in the show are students and recent graduates from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago: