Silk + Steel

featuring works by
Rebecca Cross
Kevin Busta
Alex Loos
January 19, 2018 to February 23, 2018

HEDGE Gallery opens a Solo Exhibition for textile artist Rebecca Cross, paired with signature furniture designs by Kevin Busta and Alex Loos on Friday, January 19, 2018.


Cross’ silk installations have become an outlet for the artist to solidify memories, whether they be her own or those of natural objects she collects along Ohio and New York beaches. Pieces of found wood, stone and slate get bound into silk, wrapped, tied and dyed then released, creating intricate shapes that stay bound within the fabric, through the silk shibori dying process. The diverse textures created in Cross’ silk pieces, as well as the shadows that are created when they are hung, work as meditative mediums for viewer and artist to relate to life’s many crossroads, some peaceful, others rough terrain. 


Working with Rebecca Cross over the last three years has been a learning experience on how to view textile work in its fine art context while experimenting with how it fits into the world of design. Rebecca has worked to carefully create pieces for interior design and staging projects through HEDGE Gallery, never losing her essence of signature art making. 


Rebecca’s techniques are similar to those of Cleveland designers Kevin Busta and Alex Loos, who both repurpose industrial cast offs and scrap metal into sleek, stylized functional pieces.These designers’ recent furniture and other repurposed creations will be paired with Rebecca Cross’ ephemeral installations, allowing two opposite materials, silk and steel, to form a new dialogue and intricate relationship.