Sunday, July 7, 2019

Installation At the Arts Center

The Arlington Arts Center is wrapped in fabric until July 21, 2019. Pieced like a very long quilt top, the red brick walls of the old Maury Elementary School are a counterpoint to the draped fabric, which billows slightly in the breeze. Brooklyn artist Amanda Browder creates large scale installations. She sets out to engage the community, asking for fabric donations and help with the sewing. The monumental scale of her art extinguishes the traditional assumptions that anything made from fabric is craft rather than art. There is also a more than a bit of whimsy. How can you not smile at the sight of this?