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Alice Spencer - Fabricating Time: Paintings and Collected Textiles is the catalogue from the University of New England Art Gallery’s November 13, 2008—January 11, 2009 exhibition of the paintings and collection of Alice Spencer. The paintings in Fabricating Time are improvisational compositions, incorporating patterns chosen for their strong graphic nature, including changing scale and intricacy. These patterns serve as a metaphor for the evolution of the human spirit through time. The exhibition was designed as a dialogue between the paintings and the source of their inspiration - the hand-woven, embroidered, resist dyed and pieced textiles Spencer collected on trips throughout the world. Conversely, the textiles were chosen for their visual appeal and dynamic presence, rather than for their literal connections to specific paintings. They are the wellspring for most of Spencer's work, yet they are themselves unique works of art. For more information on Alice Spencer, view www.alicespencer.net
University of New England
Art and Design | Fine Arts | Photography | Women's Studies
Location of Original
University of New England Art Gallery
This digital work is intended for noncommercial, private and/or educational use only. All images herein © Alice Spencer 2008.
Art Gallery, University of New England, "Alice Spencer - Fabricating Time: Paintings and Collected Textiles" (2008). Exhibition Catalogues. 1.