Beautiful Mess: Weavers and Knotters of the Vanguard

Beautiful Mess_Dana Hemenway
Beautiful Mess_Jacqueline Surdell 2
Beautiful Mess_Meghan Shimek
Beautiful Mess_Hannah Perrine Mode
Beautiful Mess_Kira Dominguez Hultgren
Beautiful Mess_Kirsten Hassenfeld
Beautiful Mess_Windy Chien
Beautiful Mess_Lisa Solomon
Beautiful Mess_Liz Robb

A Beautiful Mess: Weavers and Knotters of the Vanguard

April 9 – June 21, 2021

Update: Due to the ongoing shelter-in-place mandate, A Beautiful Mess has been postponed until Spring 2021. 

From micro artworks the size of your hand to mammoth room-sized installations, the national roster of artists in A Beautiful Mess push the boundaries of their textile-based medium. Using rope, yarn, clay and wire, this group of conceptual artists knot and twist their media into sculptures that range from minimal and hyper-organized to utter pandemonium. They explore personal and political ideals — order and chaos to the extreme — and freely break the rules to create their beautiful artworks. Serious about making a strong cultural and intellectual impact, this group deftly weaves their message into works that demonstrate extraordinary technical skill.

Artists include: Windy Chien, Kirsten Hassenfeld, Dana Hemenway, Hannah Perrine Mode, Liz Robb, Meghan Shimek, Lisa Solomon and Jacqueline Surdell.

Public Programs: 

Opening Reception

Thursday, April 9, 6 - 8 pm 

Special admission: $5 general, $3 youth (13-17), 12 & under free. Free for Bedford Members