Mixed Me­dia

Stitch and Line — A Cre­ative Life, works by Joy Busch

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Selby Fleet­wood Gallery (600 Canyon Road) shows sev­eral decades of work by fiber and mixed-me­dia artist Joy Busch in Stitch and Line —

A Cre­ative Life, open­ing Fri­day, April 22, with a 5 p.m. re­cep­tion. Busch’s free-form and brightly col­ored art­work in­cludes wear­able pieces, sculp­tural forms, wall hang­ings, ma­nip­u­lated fab­rics, ap­pliqués, em­bel­lish­ment, and em­broi­dery, among other medi­ums and tech­niques. She mixes and matches fiber tra­di­tions and cul­tural im­agery in her pieces, so Ja­panese im­agery might be stitched along­side Na­tive Amer­i­can-in­spired graphic el­e­ments or ab­stract shapes. She is guided by in­tu­ition and a sense of free­dom from es­tab­lished rules and or­der, a prac­tice she learned while break­ing free from the ex­pec­ta­tions put on her when she was a young woman. Busch, who turns eighty in 2016, has lived in Santa Fe for 25 years, af­ter a few decades in Breck­en­ridge, Colorado, where the Chicago na­tive ran a gallery and re­tail shop called The Prize Box and earned ex­tra in­come by work­ing nights as a ho­tel re­cep­tion­ist. She main­tains a stu­dio known for its eclec­tic col­lec­tion of fab­ric, thread, beads, but­tons, and other el­e­ments of fiber art that she has amassed over the years, as well as travel sketch­books and draw­ings she makes when she can’t sleep.

Stitch and Line runs through Thurs­day, April 28. For in­for­ma­tion, call 505-992- 8877. — Jen­nifer Levin

A de­tail of Joy Busch’s work

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