Formerly Past Tense
an exhibition of fiber art


Opening Reception: Saturday, October 14, 7-10pm
On View: October 14 - November 6, 2017

Formerly Past Tense examines the intersection of art and craft by presenting artists currently working in experimental contemporary fibers. Each artist invites new approaches to traditional fiber processes that recognize scale, materiality, linear pliability and softness. Artists in this exhibition include Casey Galloway (San Antonio, TX), Amada Claire Miller (San Antonio, TX), Barbara Miñarro (San Antonio, TX),  Abby Sherrill (Denton, TX), Michelle Thomas (Dallas, TX) and Katie Westmoreland (Brooklyn, NY).

Formerly Past Tense is curated by Casey Galloway and Amada Claire Miller.

For the month of October, Hello Studio will be occupying a space in the 1906 South Flores Art Complex. Hello Studio is an independent artist-run gallery, art space, and residency that hosts exhibitions showcasing emerging Texas artists.

Artist Bios:

Casey Galloway earned her BFA in Fiber at the University of North Texas. She is the Fiber Department Coordinator at Southwest School of Art and has taught weaving and fiber related classes throughout Texas. She has shown her dimensional weaving and mixed media installations in several exhibitions across Texas, including the Art Room, Ft. Worth, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Hello Studios, Gallery Nord, and Instituto Cultural de Mexico in conjunction with Luminaria. Along with being a visual artist, Galloway is dedicated to handmade and naturally dyed functional work. She started Wool Tree Yarn, a naturally dyed yarn company, in 2010 with two fellow fiber enthusiasts and Hand Eye Textiles, naturally dyed hand made wearable/ houseware company, in 2015.

Amada Claire Miller is an artist and designer working primarily in traditional styles of quilting and textile dyeing. Her art has been exhibited throughout Texas, including recent exhibitions at the McNay Art Museum, Capsule Gallery, the Palmetto Center for the Arts, Artpace, French & Michigan, Flight Gallery, Agora Gallery, and Blue Star Contemporary. She lives in San Antonio where she runs Hello Studio, a gallery and residency space.

Barbara Miñarro is an artist native to Monterrey Mexico, who currently resides in San Antonio, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at San Antonio. With a strong focus in painting and sculpture, Miñarro has developed her work conceptually and aesthetically to embark on her recent exploration of the body and identity. Miñarro had a recent solo exhibition at The Lullwood Group, group shows at Clamp Light, Concert Gallery, the San Antonio Art League, and the 33rd Annual Juried Show at UTSA Main Gallery. She has interned at Artpace as both as a studio and an archives intern. She now is a resident artist and studio member of Clamp Light Studios and Gallery.

Abby Sherrill is a visual artist living and working in Denton, Texas. She has been included in group exhibitions at Galleri Urbane (Dallas), 500X (Dallas) and Rudolph Blume Fine Art (Houston). She recently completed a residency at Vermont Studio Center. Sherrill holds an MFA in Fibers from the University of North Texas, where she currently works as an Art Technician.

Michelle Thomas is a native of Dallas, Texas. She achieved her Master of Fine Arts degree in Drawing and Painting at the University of North Texas in 2015 after earning her BFA from Louisiana State University. Thomas was named a grant recipient of the Dallas Museum of Art’s Awards to Artists through the Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund in 2016. She has also been a Nasher Microgrant finalist as well as a CADD FUNd finalist in 2015. She has shown throughout Texas and has held solo exhibitions of her work venues including 500X Gallery, Lillian Bradshaw Gallery, and Clamp Light Gallery. In addition to her studio practice, Thomas currently works as a Public Art Project Manager for the City of Fort Worth.

Katie M. Westmoreland uses analogue photography materials and painting techniques to create sculptures, textiles, and installations. Her works are inspired by light and shadow patterns, nature, Oulipo literature, a family quilting legacy, and dance. Westmoreland has been included in group shows in Texas, Maryland, Virginia, and New York.

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