Thursday, March 22, 2012

Bihl Haus: Fantastic Voyage

Join us for the opening reception of Lucia LaVilla-Havelin’s “FANTASTIC VOYAGE” on Saturday, March 24th, 5:30 to 8:30 pm, which will be, well, fantastic! Bundled, knotted, woven fibers of all kinds and embroidered fabrics bind together with found materials to form bizarre structures adapted from medical and scientific sources.

Lucia eschews literal interpretation, however, for more fanciful creations oddly familiar and sometimes even creepy—the stuff of campy 60s sci-fi film props, thus the title of the show. Works like Under My Skin are inspired by microscopic images of the internal workings of the human body—intestines, tracheae, nerve fibers, lymph nodes. Others, like the embroidered and beaded Biospheres series, make use of electron microscopic images, based on things as diverse as corn tissue, angelfish ovaries and cynobacteria.

This official CAM event transforms Bihl Haus Arts into a jewelbox setting for Lucia's elegant and finely detailed creations on duponi silks and linens mixed with wire mesh studded with seed pearls, glass beads, and semi-precious stones that dazzle the eye and stimulate the desire to know the unknown. A brilliant show!


P.S. Please save the date for a very special reading by poets Roberto Bonazzi and Jim LaVilla-Havelin on Thursday, April 19th at 7 pm.

Kellen Kee McIntyre, PhD
Executive Director
Bihl Haus Arts