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Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art (Tephra ICA) presents an exhibition of work by Hillary Waters Fayle.

Tephra ICA at Signature, located at the Signature apartment building in Reston, VA, is an innovative satellite gallery space that presents a year-round schedule of exhibitions featuring work by local and regional artists as selected by Tephra ICA curatorial staff.

Visitors are welcome Tuesday–Saturday, 11am–5pm.

Tephra ICA at Signature is provided in partnership with Boston Properties and Bozzuto, and generously sponsored by Reston Community Center.

Remnants and Echoes - Exhibitions - Tephra ICA

Hillary Waters Fayle, Botanical Blueprint: Hortus Arboretum, 2020

Hillary Waters Fayle is most often recognized for her “Stitched Botanicals”, intricate embroidery on individual found leaves, and her “Portraits of Place”, for which she collects botanical samples from a particular location and creates large mandala-like arrangements of the leaves and petals. This exhibition, which includes examples from these two series, takes a broader view of the variety of modes of making that comprise her practice: cyanotypes, collage work, quilting, patterns cut into leaves, hand drawn quilt squares, composition studies sewn from fabric scraps, and more. Through this survey of material processes, Remnants and Echoes traces the artist’s exploration of naturally occurring patterns and savors the revelatory potential of her deliberately slow pace.

Hillary Waters Fayle received a MFA in Craft/Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a BFA from Buffalo State College. She is an Assistant Professor and directs the fiber program at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY, United States Embassy to Sri Lanka, Colombo, the Kalmthout Arboretum & Botanical Gardens in Belgium and is on view at the United States Embassy in Algiers, Algeria and Dhaka, Bangladesh. Recent projects and publications include collaborations with Domestika, L’Occitane en Provance, and the New York Botanical Garden. A public installation in collaboration with the AKG Museum can be seen year round in Buffalo, NY.

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