Peggy Wiedemann Solo Exhibition August 26, 2017 through September 22, 2017
Peggy Wiedemann: Solo Exhibition, features work by local fiber artist Peggy Wiedemann. Wiedemann uses basketry techniques to create contemporary, one-of-a-kind sculptures. Many of the sculptures are made using natural fibers and materials, such as pine needles, grasses, and waxed linen thread. Wiedemann shapes these materials into sculptures, using coiling techniques to produce her vessels. She also includes metal or found objects into her pieces, combining them with natural elements to enrich her imagery.
Wiedemann finds inspiration for her imagery in the materials she uses. Form, color, and overall design are dependent on how the materials respond to her hand manipulation. Through her high level of craftsmanship and care for details, Wiedemann hopes her unique work will stretch the audience’s imagination of what basketry and fiber art can be.
As a contemporary fiber artist, Peggy Wiedemann uses a wide variety of materials to weave one-of-a-kind sculptural baskets. Natural elements such as pine needles, grasses, and waxed linen thread are coiled to produce vessels. Her imagination and professional craftsmanship create unique art pieces that stretch the imagination and react with the senses. Wiedemann is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles with a degree in Fine Arts. She has an extensive exhibition history in the United States, and Wiedemann is well represented in museums, galleries, and private collections.