Galleries of Contemporary Art
these things are tangible

(left) Jodi Stevens, TRANSFERENCE, 2013, Yarn -A site-specific installation built for the Loveland Feed & Grain in Loveland, Colorado in conjunction with Artworks Loveland. (center) Claudia Mastrobuono, Weight, fiber and stone. (right) Sonya Yong James

these things are tangible

January 27–March 25, 2017

Claudia Mastrobuono, Jodi Stevens, and Sonya Yong James


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these things are tangible brings together the work of Claudia Mastrobuono, Jodi Stevens, and Sonya Yong James. These three artists work across media communicating similar ideas of self-discovery and investigation into their roles as makers and women. The word tangible is an adjective that describes an object being clear and definite. The work presented in this exhibit explores rendering into the physical the anxieties that go hand-in-hand with the decision to dedicate oneself to a lifelong artistic practice.

About the artists:

Claudia Mastrobuono: As an installation artist with a background in fiber and clay, Mastrobuono often marries the two materials, creating a dynamic relationship between tension and weight. Most recently, she has been investigating the idea of visual tension, using pattern both on flat surface and three-dimensionally.

Sonya Yong James sees fiber as a basic common thread throughout the organic world. She describes herself as "an artist with a total obsession with fiber". She received her degree in sculpture and printmaking from Georgia State University and has been working with fiber as a new medium for the past nine years for installation work, utilitarian objects and design.

Jodi Stevens received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Textiles from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina in 2006 and completed her MFA in Fibers in 2010, at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She currently resides in New Bedford, MA and has shown work in Canada, various locations in the U.S., and more extensively throughout Massachusetts.

Generously sponsored by the CU President's Fund for the Humanities.