Visual artist Claudia Sbrissa (’12) is currently part of a two-person show at the Dowd Gallery on the campus of SUNY Cortland (Cortland, NY). “Lindsey Glover and Claudia Sbrissa: Topographies” opened March 2 and runs through April 10.
Claudia will offer an artist’s talk in the gallery on Wednesday, March 25 at 5:00 pm.
Claudia lives and works in New York City. Her Habitat: The Fabric Works series alludes to both the natural world and the architecture, infrastructure and history of place.
These fabric drawings, paper weavings and small woven sculptures were created from found fabric remnants she collected during a recent year of travel throughout Italy and South America. Vestiges of their former existence, these scampoli, or scraps, were reworked and reimagined through a variety of hand processes, such as stitching, weaving and drawing.
“Growing up with my grandparents, a seamstress and a carpenter,” the artist recalls, “I learned practical skills along with a joy of handwork. Remnants of fabric and off cuts of wood were used and reused, salvaged by the process of transformation.”