Monsters and Memories: The Weaving by Angela Guest is on display June 16 through August 20 on the ground floor of Harold Washington Library Center in the Popular Library exhibit cases and Congress Corridor east display window.
Guest describes The Weaving as a processual, impulsive, lifelong work. She started weaving the now-massive artwork two years ago and continues to add to it with whatever fabric she can get her hands on.
She states, “Through the large consumption of unwanted clothing and all the memories attached, The Weaving has evolved into a looping, folding monster and odd character in my life.”
Guest is a painter and weaver raised in Austin, Texas, but living and working in Chicago. She is a recent graduate from the art department at DePaul University, where she focused her studies on intermedia, oil painting and anthropology. Find Guest as @a.m.guest on Instagram.
Come to Joining The Weaving from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 22 at Harold Washington Library Center, and help Guest link together parts of the artwork that have been separated in various library display cases throughout her exhibit. The event will be held in the Pick Music Suite on the 8th floor.