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YES: An Eyeland Studio First Friday Show

1154 McCalla Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37915
1154 McCalla Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37915

(828) 707-8532

  • Date(s): July 6, 2018 to July 6, 2018
  • Event Time(s): 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: FREE

Delaney Smith -- the artist behind Eyeland Studio -- is a visual artist working primarily with paper and bookmaking to create sculptures and interactive books. With a focus on aligning process and inherent qualities of material, she explores the ideas of accumulation and transformation through repetition. Her interactive books develop as the viewer alters the pages, creating a unique story of marks and questioning expectations of how one should approach a book.

As a focus for this show, Smith will be presenting her striking, intimate, cast handmade paper Yes, pieces.

The YES pieces originated from a work she made in 2013 called Knebix. Smith was inspired by letterpress, and instead of pressing metal type into paper, she decided to create the text by casting paper pulp directly onto letters.

These pieces are both heavy and light, subtle and striking, bold and subdued. And in addition to this work, Smith will also be gracing Smart + Becker with some incredible home goods, all made with natural fabrics, hand-dyed with organic materials, like indigo, onion skin, and madder to create rich hues and tones in goods imbued with intentionality.

Smith is taken by the inherent quality in materials, which lead her to use natural dyes, make paper, and work with transparency. She loves the seasonal aspect of natural dyes, the way they are never the same exact shade twice, and how they force her to pay attention more closely.

The vibrant tones found in Smith's textiles subtly command attention without taking up all the "space" in the room, so to speak.

And her wearables are perfectly... wearable. These lightweight, hand-dyed articles can be worn on cool summer evenings and mornings, and then transition into cooler weather as layering pieces.

Join us to experience the colors and textures of Eyeland Studio, July 6, 6-10p.


YES: An Eyeland Studio First Friday Show