Photo Gallery

Unsung Silk, 2010
(with Kiyomi Iwata)

Constellation © 2010
Photo by George Potanovic, Jr.

The title of the exhibition, Unsung Silk has provided Iwata and Hickman the occasion to explore and experiment with new materials. Both artists wanted to temporarily step outside of what was familiar in their art making.

New, unfamiliar materials for Pat are golden silk cocoons, torn, raw edges of silk saris, and mawata silk squares. Says Pat, "This gallery space represents an opportunity to pause and play, raising questions about materials, celebrating unrecognized qualities of silk, going beyond the elegant, refined stereotypes of this remarkable fibrous material."

Double Bind
Double Bind © 2010
Photo by George Potanovic, Jr.

Four Corner Dust
Four Corner Dust © 2010
Photo by George Potanovic, Jr.


Unsung Silk: New Art Works by Kiyomi Iwata and Pat Hickman
March 7 - April 4, 2010
Eric David Laxman Gallery
Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center, Garnerville, NY, 845-304-7615