Alumni SITE Scholar, Molly Zimmer, will present her MFA Thesis Exhibition, Raveling Lines, at EXHIBIT/208 from February 09 – March 03, 2018. Join the artist on Feb.09 from 5-8pm for an Opening Reception!
Molly Zimmer is an artist, educator and textile restorer. She is passionate about observing the world around her through the acts of weaving and plein air painting. The exhibition Raveling Lines includes her works in oil painting, collage and multi-media fiber pieces.
Working as a textile restorer for Navajo Rugs, Molly uses these experiences of blending colors of wool, and spinning yarn to reweave the patterns in rugs to influence her painting process. She pulls on her intuitive perceptions of color, form, pattern and movement—where the repetitive hand of weaving transforms into the language of her brushstrokes.
Molly’s interaction with textiles is one of intense and close observation, that extends to the natural world. She began see in her daily routine a variety of flexible grids that mimic the structure of weaving—window blinds look like looms, and architectural forms reference the invisible horizontal and vertical 3D structure of a weaving. Collecting moments of mundane structure and cultivated natural spaces she finds the patterns throughout them: a blanket over the earth. The woven patterns of textiles become the coverings that soften our interior space and bring the landscape into our homes.
About Molly Zimmer
Molly Zimmer will finish her MFA in Painting from UNM in May 2018. She works as an Assistant Restorer at Textival in Albuquerque specializing in Navajo Rugs, and teaches introductory drawing and painting courses at UNM. In 2014, Molly received her BFA at Maryland Institute College of Art in Painting and Museum Curating. She is currently living in Albuquerque, NM. http://www.mollybzimmer.com
Show Dates: February 9th- March 3rd, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, February 9th, 5pm-8pm 2018
Artist Talk in Gallery: Saturday, February 17th, 2pm-3pm at EXHIBIT/208
208 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 10am -4pm or by appointment
EXHIBIT/208 was founded in 1999 by three Albuquerque artists: Dwayne Maxwell, Russell Hamilton and Kim Arthun. The gallery is home to an incredibly strong group of Albuquerque artists, who have built an inspiring and supportive community. We work in divergent styles, drawing on a pool of talent that is second to none. For further information visit http://www.exhibit208.com