Chao’s rug hooking method impressed by two fishing cities


“Waves and Dunes,” an exhibit by Peter Chao, will open at The Captain’s Daughters with a reception from 5-8 p.m. June 3 in the course of the Friday evening gallery stroll in Provincetown. 

The present contains 20 fiber artwork items, modern summary seascapes made with yarn. It can proceed by means of the tip of June.

Chao attracts on recollections of two fishing cities — Keelung Metropolis, Taiwan, the place he grew up, and Provincetown, the place he lives at present. In a artistic seaside neighborhood, he’s motivated by nostalgia and his reverence for mom nature. He interprets seascapes and sand dunes by means of the method of punch needle, a standard rug hooking method. This act of constructing, slowly by hand, brings consolation in a time of solitude. 

Utilizing three several types of stitches in a monochromatic palette, he embroiders yarn freely onto monk’s material, creating a number of fields inside every body, leading to natural, undulating topographies, by no means two the identical. The mixture of acquainted supplies and his intuitive method helps him create items that join private historical past, geography, craft, and artwork.

"White Waves" is part of Peter Chao's "Waves and Dunes" exhibit at The Captain’s Daughters in Provincetown.

The work invitations the viewer to ponder the waves of infinite embroidery stitches — every line main to a different, creating a relaxing and peaceable rhythm that evokes the patterns and motions of the pure world. 

Chao is an artist and artwork director working from Provincetown and New York Metropolis. He studied positive artwork and graphic design at Artwork Middle Faculty of Design in Los Angeles. He additionally works and experiments in textiles, silk display, pictures, and paper weaving. 

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