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3D exhibitions

  • Viking Union Gallery

    Un/Felt: 3D Forms in Fiber

    Un/Felt presents artwork by Seiko Purdue’s ART363 course, 3D Forms in Fiber. The pieces included in this exhibition are all either textile installations or fiber sculptures; felt-making was a requirement. Each of the fourteen students responded either visually and/or conceptually to the work of a contemporary artist of their choice. Textile work often entices viewers to touch the material to confirm their assumption about the feeling of its form. For art works not intended to be touched, the desire to make contact with the material can manifest as a tactile sensation in the viewer. Created under remote guidance, the artworks featured in this virtual exhibition must also be viewed for the first time remotely. Their textures, scale, colors, and presence must be assumed from the other side of a screen, unfelt. Please leave comments and questions at our Instagram @wwu_asp and our Facebook @vikinguniongallery

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    Ed Bereal: With Liberty and Justice For All?

    The United States of America was envisioned by its white colonial founders as a united nation with liberty and justice for its people. But throughout its history, its governments, institutions, corporations, and civilians have proven that the liberties and justices afforded to the American people are conditional on their capital, race, gender, sexuality, and creed. The works featured in the virtual exhibition, With Liberty and Justice for All? illustrate Ed Bereal’s perspective of these realities. Ed Bereal (b. 1937) is an American artist living, inquiring, and creating in Bellingham, Washington. Bereal’s long-standing critique of systematic injustice, embodied in each of these works, deals especially with racism, American imperialism, and capitalist consumerism. In seven of the ten pieces included, Bereal’s original caricaturistic figure known as Miss America can be seen creeping into the picture plane with her skeletal steel fingers and crown of nails. Her gown of shredded stars and stripes whips around figures and exposes her as the fetishized American dream. Miss America represents an illusory, idealized nation dreamt by the most privileged in American society. These works beg the questions: Whose liberty and justice? And how do we secure those rights for all? Please leave any comments and questions with us on Instagram at @wwu_asp and Facebook @vikinguniongallery

    latest works

    • Thea Mroz

      Un/Felt, 2020
      felt
    • Stephanie Le

      Love-Love, 2020
      Wool, cotton thread, wire, and ready-made objects: sneakers, tennis balls
    • Samantha Jenkinson

      Vibrancy, 2020
      Crochet and wet/needle felting
    • Riley Itano-Vanderburg

      Self Portrait 6, 2020
      Acrylic yarn, felt
    • Riley Itano-Vanderburg

      Self Portrait 5, 2020
      Acrylic yarn, felt
    • Riley Itano-Vanderburg

      Self Portrait 4, 2020
      Acrylic yarn, felt
    • Riley Itano-Vanderburg

      Self Portrait 3, 2020
      Acrylic yarn, felt
    • Riley Itano-Vanderburg

      Self Portrait 2, 2020
      Acrylic yarn, felt
    • Riley Itano-Vanderburg

      Self Portrait 1, 2020
      Acrylic yarn, felt
    • Michelle Hughes

      Felt Just Ripe, 2020
      Wool, wire, foam
    • Lily Foss

      Modest Maven Transmogrified, 2020
      Wool, telephone wire
    • Lilly Azbill

      Autumns That Followed, 2020
      wire, felt, spray paint, recycled fabrics, and embroidery thread
    • Emma Parkinson

      Non-Sense: Maple Seed Pod, 2020
      Wet felting with corriedale wool, natural dyes, and natural found materials
    • Emma Parkinson

      Non-Sense: Sea Pod, 2020
      Wet felting with corriedale wool, natural dyes, and found natural materials
    • Emma Parkinson

      Non-Sense: Madder Pod, 2020
      Wet felting with corriedale wool, natural dyes: madder root, and natural found materials
    • Emma Parkinson

      Non-Sense: Azalea Pod, 2020
      Wet felting with corriedale wool, natural dyes: azaleas
    • Emma Parkinson

      Non-Sense: Cabbage Pod, 2020
      Wet felting with corriedale wool, natural dyes: red cabbage, and found materials
    • Emma Parkinson

      Non-Sense: Fern Pod, 2020
      Wet felting with corriedale wool, natural dyes, and natural found materials
    • Emma Parkinson

      Non-Sense, 2020
      Wet felting with corriedale wool, natural dyes: giant sequoia wood/bark, red cabbage, azalea, madder root, and marigold flower, natural found materials
    • Daniella Roca

      Beauty of Entropy, 2020
      mixed media, felt, rope, Yarn, wire
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