Ann Coddington Rast is an Associate Professor at Eastern Illinois University. She is also an amazing fiber artist.?Working with techniques of twining, basketry, and weaving, she creates gestural sculptures that echo the familiar. By grouping various pieces together, Rast constructs subtle wall installations that evoke a narrative that is felt more than it is understood. ?In the installation entitled mother/memory, individual pieces are?reminiscent?of lovingly knit mittens, gathered?sustenance?and shelter ? all of which come together to induce a visceral reaction, a remembrance of childhood.?
Ann’s work will be on view at our?Satellite Gallery?from December 17 through February 12, 2012. In conjunction with the exhibition, Ann will be teaching a class at SCC. Call or email?Sherrard?to register, 412-261-7003 x25