Opening Reception and Artist Talk: September 8th, 6-8PM
Fragile Boundaries, opening Friday, September 8, at Darger HQ, will feature work by Camille Hawbaker (Omaha, Nebraska) and Julia Ibbini (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) and will be on view through November 5th. The opening reception will be 6:00 to 9:00 pm, with an artist talk at 8:00 pm, moderated by Alex Priest, Exhibition Manager, Bemis Center of Contemporary Art.
Julia Ibbini works with pattern, color, and texture through digital and hand manipulations. Her work bridges new technology and traditional ornamental designs as she explores a sense of identity, or finding one’s place in life. Camille Hawbaker also works with pattern, color, and texture as a way to explore identity in language, and the places where words fall apart. She uses traditional “craft” processes to transform the material. Both artists navigate the fragile boundaries of art and craft and cultural identity. Jordanian-British Julia Ibbini has spent the majority of her life in Abu Dhabi, and now works from a studio space in the heart of the city. Camille Hawbaker grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota, and lives and works in Omaha, Nebraska