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Kate Leibrand – Oct.9

12 Sep 2023
Mon Oct 9th
Kate Leibrand- "Ember" detail, 5x5', fibers, mesh, plaster. 2021.
Kate Leibrand- "Ember" detail, 5x5', fibers, mesh, plaster. 2021.

Date: Multiple dates, October 5th - 15th, 9am-5pm

Location: Center for Architecture and Design, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 

"Protea's Keep" is a large-scale fiber installation created by Kate Leibrand that celebrates that power of transformation.  The Protea flower, named after Greek god Proteus, is a symbol of the ability to adapt and the refusal to be stuck.  Viewers can make their way around the free standing structure and observe the ebb and flow of color and detail. Whimsical depictions of the flower are interspersed with organic forms that are reminiscent of oceanic systems.

Leibrand creates textile-based artwork with repetitious patterning using acrylic felt - which is made from recycled plastic water bottles. Her labor intensive process includes cutting, painting, folding, stitching, gluing, and attaching thousands of fabric elements onto a substrate. 


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