Aguiluz’s method of unraveling existing garments and re-knitting them into different forms breathes new life into the material. This process provides a coherent rhythm of making that Aguiluz refers to as “a journey of transformation.” The repetitive motions of unraveling and re-knitting allows her to meditate on notions of self exploration, especially rebirth. The work in Duality references this rebirth, urging the audience to examine the material transformations in each installation.
The opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 11 will have a dance performance around 5pm. This reception also coincides with Inglewood’s Open Studios 2017 event, in which Branch Gallery is participating for the first time.
The Branch Gallery is a fiber art space in Los Angeles dedicated to exhibiting local artists. We provide opportunities exclusively for the fiber arts, lending a platform for artists to share their work and techniques with the broader L.A. arts community. The gallery is owned and operated by The Knitting Tree, L.A., a local yarn store located next door. We hope to bring more attention to
The Knitting Tree, L.A. is Inglewood's local sanctuary for fiber arts enthusiasts of all skill levels. We offer an extensive selection of high-quality yarns and supplies for knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, and needle felting, as well as hands-on instruction by skilled artisans of diverse backgrounds. Our passion is contagious, inspiring beginners to embrace new skills, while challenging more advanced fiber artists to expand their creative horizons. Fertile soil for yarn enthusiasts of all strands to "Grow Here"!