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Artist Talk: Maggy Rozycki Hiltner
January 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Embroidery artist Maggy Rozycki Hiltner creates images that at first appear to be whimsical or vibrantly happy, but on close inspection are not quite so. Her work sometimes addresses the malicious undertone in relationships, or the characters’ lack of self-control, or the otherworldliness hidden in commonplaces. Hiltner like the way this subtext works against the comfortable and innocuous medium of fabric and stitching. Join us on January 26, starting at 5:30 PM to learn more about Hiltner and her creative process! This event is free and open to the public.
Hiltner’s exhibition, Vantage Point, a hand-stitched imagery that fills the 72 linear feet of wall space at Contemporary Craft BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery is an idealized landscape of a big blue sky, green grass, and puffy white clouds. During her creative process and research on the depiction of cloud forms, the clouds’s symbolism evolved to water vapor and greenhouse gas. The incorporation of natural and manmade disasters in Hiltner’s work details a world that she believes is still beautiful yet significantly impacted by human consumption and the prevalence of waste.
Maggy Rozycki Hiltner is a full-time studio artist and has a BFA from Syracuse University. Her work has been exhibited, collected and published widely in the U.S. and abroad. In 2015, Hiltner was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts/Montana Arts Council Artist’s Innovation Award.
This event is sponsored by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh.
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