ROVE

ROVE is a two part installation opening concurrently on August 6th at Glass Box and LoveCityLove. 

Static fiber works showing at Glass Box 831 Seattle Blvd S. 6pm-10pm. WE RECOMMEND YOU COME HERE FIRST.

Performance with fiber works showing at LoveCityLove 710 Cherry St. Performance times - 7:00, 7:30, 8:00. 8:30


Rove : a journey, especially one with no specific destination; an act of wandering.
Roving : a continuous strand of loosely twisted and drawn fibers, such as wool, flax, silk, or cotton, ready to be spun.


Rove is the artist’s process of creation after loss. Rove is part static and part kinetic. 

The static is a series of woven works fueled by raw, emotional, and honest states of discovery through pattern. The fiber roving in these works tethers artist Meghan Shimek to her life’s earthly journey after the recent death of her father and the deterioration of her marriage. Abrupt endings, security as an illusion, healing by repetition, interconnectedness, and the dangers of a comfort zone are explored through material, sound and movement. 


Through the kinetic act of ROVE, artist Babette DeLafayette will move with a large scale fiber sculpture to create a durational expression, weaving together memorized emotional patterns, bodily borders and subconscious activation. This performance will be live streamed at LoveCityLove and projected onto a woven environment at Glass Box.


“The physical world is diaphanous. It’s like music. When you play music, it simply disappears, there’s nothing left. And for that very reason it is one of the highest and most spiritual of the arts. So in a way you might say that transiency is a mark of spirituality. The more a thing tends to be permanent the more it tends to be lifeless. We can’t even find any stuff out of which the physical world is made. We recognize each other. I see you now and I recognize that I’ve seen you before, but what I’m really seeing is consistent pattern. Let’s suppose I have a rope and this rope begins by being manila rope and then it goes on by being cotton rope, then it goes on with being nylon, then it goes on with being silk. So I tie a knot in the rope and I move the knot down along the rope. Is it as it moves along the same knot or a different knot? There’s nothing in the physical world that is what you might call substantial. It’s pattern and this is why it’s spiritual. To be non-spiritual is to impose upon the world the idea of thingness, of substantiality. That is to be involved in matter, to identify with the body. To believe that the body is something constant and tangible. The body is actually intangible. You cannot pin it down. It’s all falling apart. It’s aging and getting older, therefore if you cling to the body you will be frustrated. The material world, the world of nature, is marvelous so long as you don’t try to lean on it. So long as and you don’t cling to it.” - Alan Watts, The Viel of Thoughts


About the artists :


Meghan Shimek is a weaver and fiber artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She integrates the natural beauty of her surroundings, the memory of quiet snowy nights, and the sound of the stream running under her home into every weaving. Meghan has been trained in traditional tapestry and Navajo weaving techniques; she incorporates raw fibers and objects to create abstract and textural wall hangings. Meghan also teaches beginners weaving workshops using looms that she designed.


Omni-disciplinary artist and creative entrepreneur Babette DeLafayette founded the art production company The Pendleton House in 2013. She has joined forces with visual artist John Marc Powell to form a creative entity that focuses on their practice called Activated Environments. Her work has be presented at Velocity, On The Boards, Cornish College Gallery & Playhouse, 12th Avenue Arts, LoveCityLove, Hedreen Gallery, Steel Gallery at Gage, LxWxH Gallery, Northwest Film Forum, and Decibel Music Festival.


About the curator :

Jessica Marie Carter is a cross-pollinating creative who’s interests and experience have been applied to the fashion world as trend forecaster, creative director, brand strategist, and photographer. She is a key member of LoveCityLove Collective and is integral in the fostering of art in all mediums and community in all forms.

Opening August 6th 
Glass Box 831 Seattle Blvd S. 6pm-10pm
LoveCityLove 710 Cherry St. 7pm - 9pm

R O V E : Meghan Shimek x LoveCityLove x Glass Box Gallery from Jessica Carter on Vimeo.

 

ROVE // MEGHAN SHIMEK // BABETTE DELAFAYETTE // EARNIE ASHWOOD // JESSA CARTER from Jessica Carter on Vimeo.

 

 

photo by Jessica Carter

 

photo by Jessica Carter

 

photo by Jessica Carter

photo by Jessica Carter

photo by Jessica Carter

photo by Meghan Bogden Shimek

photo by Meghan Bogden Shimek

photo by Ariel Aizer-Keck

photo by Ariel Aizer-Keck

photo by Meghan Bogden Shimek

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