Current exhibition | Opening October 27th

Adela Akers

Threaded Reflections

Exhibition Dates
October 27 – December 29

Opening Reception
October 27th, 6-8 pm

Hammerfriar Gallery
132 Mill Street, Suite 101
Healdsburg, CA 95448

The artistic career of Adela Akers spans the whole history of modern fiber art. Using her loom and chosen materials of linen, horsehair, metal foil and acrylic paint, she celebrates the calm of geometric patterning and expressive lines. Born in Spain, raised in Cuba, Akers was influenced by Pre-Columbian designs and paintings by women of the Mbuti, Congo. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and later at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Akers is Professor Emeritus at the Tyler School of Art of Temple University, and her work can be found in the collections of the Renwick Gallery, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Art and Design.

“Threaded Reflections” will include work from the past 10 years, and give insight to the materials and processes of Akers’ mastery.

Pictured: Adela Akers, “Night Curtain,” 2018 (detail).
Linen, Horsehair, paint and metal foil. 38″ x 36″.


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Hammerfriar Gallery
Since opening in February of 2005, Hammerfriar has grown to become an important part of Sonoma County's visual arts. The gallery regularly features original artwork by established and emerging Bay Area conceptual artists. The passion of Hammerfriar comes together with ongoing exhibits, in which selected artists show new work.
Hammerfriar has Sonoma County's largest selection of hand-finished, closed-corner frames in contemporary as well as traditional styles. We use true conservation standards and have the skills necessary to meet any challenge. We are happy to work with our clients to fit any budget.

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