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Archway Gallery presents "Resonance," featuring new woven artworks by Laura Viada.

Viada’s first solo exhibition at Archway Gallery explores the theme of “resonance," as both a physical phenomenon and as an emotional, transcendent component of human creativity. Viada is an artist who works in the medium of fiber, primarily as a handweaver. Using linen, silk, cotton, and metallic threads as her “paints” she creates visually complex artworks using the simple elements of basic geometric form and the interaction of color.

Resonance occurs when one object is vibrating at the same natural frequency as a second object and pushes that second object into vibrational motion. It is both a cause and a quality of sound in musical instruments, and the phenomenon by which color is perceived. When an object’s natural vibrational frequency matches that of a point on the visible spectrum, light waves hitting the object cause that frequency to be reflected. Laura has long studied and explored the way the human eyes and brain receive and interpret those reflected frequencies as specific color, and how they blend color through a process known as optical mixing. The artworks in this exhibition all reflect that exploration.

When we are moved or inspired by something – a speech, a poem, an image, a piece of music – we often say that it “resonates” with us. It has touched us and evoked an emotional response. This exhibition is Viada’s homage to the three artists whose lives and work have most resonated with her – who have touched her and inspired her to respond in her own creative language: Josef Albers, Anni Albers, and Carlos Cruz Diez. Each piece in this exhibition is dedicated to one of these three artists.

The exhibition will remain on view through January 7.

Archway Gallery presents "Resonance," featuring new woven artworks by Laura Viada.

Viada’s first solo exhibition at Archway Gallery explores the theme of “resonance," as both a physical phenomenon and as an emotional, transcendent component of human creativity. Viada is an artist who works in the medium of fiber, primarily as a handweaver. Using linen, silk, cotton, and metallic threads as her “paints” she creates visually complex artworks using the simple elements of basic geometric form and the interaction of color.

Resonance occurs when one object is vibrating at the same natural frequency as a second object and pushes that second object into vibrational motion. It is both a cause and a quality of sound in musical instruments, and the phenomenon by which color is perceived. When an object’s natural vibrational frequency matches that of a point on the visible spectrum, light waves hitting the object cause that frequency to be reflected. Laura has long studied and explored the way the human eyes and brain receive and interpret those reflected frequencies as specific color, and how they blend color through a process known as optical mixing. The artworks in this exhibition all reflect that exploration.

When we are moved or inspired by something – a speech, a poem, an image, a piece of music – we often say that it “resonates” with us. It has touched us and evoked an emotional response. This exhibition is Viada’s homage to the three artists whose lives and work have most resonated with her – who have touched her and inspired her to respond in her own creative language: Josef Albers, Anni Albers, and Carlos Cruz Diez. Each piece in this exhibition is dedicated to one of these three artists.

The exhibition will remain on view through January 7.

Archway Gallery presents "Resonance," featuring new woven artworks by Laura Viada.

Viada’s first solo exhibition at Archway Gallery explores the theme of “resonance," as both a physical phenomenon and as an emotional, transcendent component of human creativity. Viada is an artist who works in the medium of fiber, primarily as a handweaver. Using linen, silk, cotton, and metallic threads as her “paints” she creates visually complex artworks using the simple elements of basic geometric form and the interaction of color.

Resonance occurs when one object is vibrating at the same natural frequency as a second object and pushes that second object into vibrational motion. It is both a cause and a quality of sound in musical instruments, and the phenomenon by which color is perceived. When an object’s natural vibrational frequency matches that of a point on the visible spectrum, light waves hitting the object cause that frequency to be reflected. Laura has long studied and explored the way the human eyes and brain receive and interpret those reflected frequencies as specific color, and how they blend color through a process known as optical mixing. The artworks in this exhibition all reflect that exploration.

When we are moved or inspired by something – a speech, a poem, an image, a piece of music – we often say that it “resonates” with us. It has touched us and evoked an emotional response. This exhibition is Viada’s homage to the three artists whose lives and work have most resonated with her – who have touched her and inspired her to respond in her own creative language: Josef Albers, Anni Albers, and Carlos Cruz Diez. Each piece in this exhibition is dedicated to one of these three artists.

The exhibition will remain on view through January 7.

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