featuring Amabelle Aguiluz
November 11, 2017 through January 7, 2018
Branch Gallery is pleased to announce its exhibition, Duality, featuring new work by Amabelle Aguiluz. Aguiluz is a local fiber artist incorporating clothing and textiles in her fiber sculptures and installations. Duality will consist of several site-specific installations, exploring the concepts of light vs. dark and creation vs. destruction. The installations will be constructed from upcycled knitwear and previous yarn installations by Aguiluz.
Aguiluz’s method of unraveling existing garments and re-knitting them into different forms breathes new life into the material. This process provides a coherent rhythm of making that Aguiluz refers to as “a journey of transformation.” The repetitive motions of unraveling and re-knitting allows her to meditate on notions of self exploration, especially rebirth. The work in Duality references this rebirth, urging the audience to examine the material transformations in each installation. Each piece in Duality has rich history, linking the material’s previous forms of existence with the present form it holds. Aguiluz hopes this renewal of material lends a perspective of duality in the exhibition.
The opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 11 will have a dance performance around 5pm. This reception also coincides with Inglewood’s Open Studios 2017 event, in which Branch Gallery is participating for the first time.
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