Opening Reception on Saturday, September 15th, 4-7pm:
When you enter the Balter Gallery, you will discover Streaming: Wind & Water, a sculptural installation created on site by textile artist Pat Hickman. Deeply rooted in nature, history, and her profound interest in indigenous textiles, Pat Hickman’s work makes visible the overlooked and unseen. Her sculptures trace the invisible and flowing natural forces of both wind and water. Using materials like river teeth and animal membrane, Hickman draws with decaying materials to indicate movement. Her use of plant and animal membrane emphasizes the impermanence of time, aging and mortality.
Hickman’s net, with its lines, knots, and eyes, floats above this river. What will pass through it? What will it catch? Hickman’s river of river teeth, given new skin, lies below it. Flotsam and jetsam? Memory as hard as a tooth?