Alana Iturralde in the group show “Stitch” Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design

Alana Iturralde, “Stitch” Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design

Seen from a distance, Stitch might be mistaken for an abstract painting exhibition, and in a sense it is. However, the voice of the exhibition focuses on the enunciation of the fibers of a thing instead of the paint. Works in the show utilize sewing, weaving, knitting, hooking, embroidering, and simply exposing the construction of a garment. Stitch features a diverse group of international contemporary artists who share a love for creating haptic and often austere works that force us to slow down and contemplate.

Whisper, 2017, Black and ochre embroidery on fabric, 5 × 5 in

Oscillate, 2017, Black and ochre embroidery, 11 × 4 in

Artists in the exhibition include Polly Apfelbaum, Loiuse Bourgeois, Simon Fujiwara, Channing Hansen, Alana Iturralde (Puerto Rico), Ruth Laskey, Oscar Murillo, Paulina Olowska, Frances Trombly, and Brent Wadden.

Stitch runs Aug. 22 through Jan. 2., 2018 

Curated by Ian Ruffino.

Beeler Gallery is located on the first floor of the Canzani Center 60 Cleveland Ave. Columbus, OH 43215, on the southeast corner of Cleveland Avenue & Gay Street. Admission is free to the public. Phone 614.222.3270