Textile Art Exhibition: Soft Stone by Katarina Spacal (SLO) 01/02-18/03/24_Under the Patronage of the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Brussels
For the ones who are following me since the beginning you should know that textile art as always been an art that I I wholeheartedly support. Textile art allows artists to explore their creativity and showcase unique ideas through the medium of fabric and thread. It has deep roots in various cultures and traditions around the world. By incorporating traditional techniques and motifs into contemporary designs, textile artists can honor their heritage while adding a modern twist, creating a sense of cultural appreciation and connection.
Overall, the trend of textile art can be attributed to its ability to evoke emotions, connect with traditions, promote sustainability, and offer a unique and tactile experience that captivates a wide audience.
Subtile Gallery is very pleased to present the textile works from Katarina Spacal created over a span of more than two decades. They all seem to take their inspiration from the area where she was born — the Karst region — with its dry, limestone land whipped by the wind that blows out to the Adriatic Sea. Her formative years were spent either here or in the capital, Ljubljana, where her late father Jože Spacal — a prominent mosaic artist and scenographer — was her first art teacher. In Ljubljana she later studied textile and clothing design and, towards the end of her studies, began to explore the art of weaving.
While most tapestries made on a loom would generally be flat and often merely decorative, Katarina’s, in contrast, are composed of several woven pieces which are then folded, gathered and sewn together, thereby creating soft, irregular shapes. And while some art critics may have described her work as ‘woven paintings’, in reality they are much more three-dimensional and sculptural than that would suggest, with surfaces rich with gentle folds, swirls and knots.
This exhibition is under the patronage of the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Brussels
The Opening will take place
on Thursday 1 February from 6 to 9pm with live music of the young and talented Slovenian Violinist Gaja Sušelj
The exhibition will be open from 1 February until 17 March 2024.
We look forward to welcoming you with Katarina on 1 February.
More information to follow.
Registration form for the opening: