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On Tuesday October 1, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Amanda Clem interviews Sarah Wertzberger about her exhibition Color Vision, opening at HOLDING Contemporary on Thursday, October 3.
Sarah Wertzberger is an artist and designer with a multidisciplinary studio practice, working primarily across mediums of weaving, ceramics and painting. Her weaving practice spans hand, industrial and digital weaving. Her work touches upon the ideas of play, color interaction and the tensions that exist at the intersections of art, design, craft, technology and DIY. Her making processes are playful and provisional, allowing for a responsive way of working that embraces intuition, allowing the process of making itself to steer outcomes.
Wertzberger received her MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design and her BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has exhibited at Field Projects (New York, NY), The Oregon College of Art and Craft (Portland, OR), The Design Center (New York, NY), and has been a resident at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Deer Isle, ME), The Weaving Mill (Chicago, IL), and AZ WEST - Encampment Residency (Joshua Tree, CA). Wertzberger lives and works in Portland, OR.
October is Portland Textile Month! Visit the website for a schedule of textile arts exhibitions and related programs: https://www.portlandtextilemonth.com/