This exhibition brings together the work of three extraordinary artists, all of whom have taken traditional materials, motifs, or techniques, and looked at them in unique ways. They reflect many media, ages, and stages of artistic development, but all work in ways that are arresting, amusing, and thought-provoking.
Maren Anderson, recent graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago's School of Art, prefers metal as a material. Her work ranges from delicate dioramas with whimsical scenes in silver, to armor -- traditionally a masculine endeavor -- for birds.
Nancy Eha, who is as much a sculptor as a textile artist, works in beads. Her wall hangings and three dimensional pieces can be interpreted on many levels from the simply beautiful to deeply feminist.
Lila Nelson had a long career as a traditional Scandinavian weaver before diving ever deeper into one of her great loves, the tapestry loom. The exhibition includes works from her entire production, including her newest tapestries, a completely new set of motifs that can interpreted as simple cartoon characters or maybe more.