Explore the abstract fibre art of textile artist Becca Musso featuring locally sourced colours and interplanetary inspirations.
Free welcome reception; complimentary nibbles and cash bar.
“We Are Planetary” explores the abundance of local fibres available to us in Fernie, combined with a sampling of colours extracted from the plants on planet Earth, creating abstract pieces inspired by images of Earth from space. This exhibition demonstrates both traditional and contemporary felting techniques along with embroidery, weaving, and natural dyes. Video displays will accompany the work to portray the inspiration behind this series.
Musso explores her interest as an amateur astronomer with a very non-scientific mind, expressing complex cosmic concepts through use of colour, texture and form. In this exhibition, she is deeply moved by the view of Earth from orbit and the realignment of ego experienced by a person from that distance; a phenomenon known as the Overview Effect.
An excerpt from A Pale Blue Dot, a book by the late astronomer, Carl Sagan, plays in the gallery surrounded by textile art representing our world. In a personal challenge, Musso used approximately 95% local fibres from farmers around Fernie and into Alberta, and only dyes extracted from plants.
Hailing from a tiny pixel of Earth in Scotland, Becca has lived in Fernie for the past 8 years. A textile enthusiast since childhood, she has recently been encouraged by the inspiring members of the Fernie Spinners and Weavers Guild. “We Are Planetary” is her first solo exhibition.
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 27th, 7pm
Exhibit continues through September
Opening Thursday, September 28th: Steve Locki - Photography
Opening Thursday, October 26th: Fernie Potters Guild
Opening Thursday, November 30th: Holiday Wreath Show