On view December 1st, 2010 – January 3rd, 2011
Opening reception First Thursday December 2nd, 6/8 pm
In Soft Knots, Britt Howard intends to explore the inchoate nature of motherhood and the necessary deliberations that occur when one’s life has become the dependent of another. Knots secure and trap, bind and hold, they are defined through context, transcribed by circumstance. Couching them in feminine textiles implores the exploration of the pieces’ maternal premise. The various uses of texture further imply Howard’s contrasting, developing, and ever pliable relationships.
Britt Howard is an artist and designer from Portland, OR. She has a husband, two kids, and is the owner of Portland Garment Factory. All aspects of her life are regarded with reverence, though she tends to find herself exasperated daily. This is her first public show.