'Collaborative Collage'

From left, "After Kandinsky'' (textile, fiber, embroidery); "Sunday Drive'' (textile, fiber, embroidery), by the husband and wife team of Grey and Leslie Held, in their show "Evoking Stories: Explorations in Collaborative Collage,'' Dec. 8-Jan. 4 at  the New Art Center (NAC), Newton, Mass. The gallery says: "This exhibition features fabric collages made collaboratively by Grey Held, Collaborative Drawing instructor at NAC, and his wife Leslie Held, an "award-winning theatrical costume designer. Leslie’s collection of fabric scraps, ribbons, and salvaged sections of embroideries are the basic materials Grey and Leslie use to construct their various fabric collages, each with its own color palette and emotional temperature. The pair describe their work as something that emerges and evolves through the process of collaboration; they never know how a piece will turn out, but must surrender to the collaborative process that has its own trajectory, its own unfolding story.''

From left, "After Kandinsky'' (textile, fiber, embroidery); "Sunday Drive'' (textile, fiber, embroidery), by the husband and wife team of Grey and Leslie Held, in their show "Evoking Stories: Explorations in Collaborative Collage,'' Dec. 8-Jan. 4 at  the New Art Center (NAC), Newton, Mass.

The gallery says: "This exhibition features fabric collages made collaboratively by Grey Held, Collaborative Drawing instructor at NAC, and his wife Leslie Held, an "award-winning theatrical costume designer. Leslie’s collection of fabric scraps, ribbons, and salvaged sections of embroideries are the basic materials Grey and Leslie use to construct their various fabric collages, each with its own color palette and emotional temperature. The pair describe their work as something that emerges and evolves through the process of collaboration; they never know how a piece will turn out, but must surrender to the collaborative process that has its own trajectory, its own unfolding story.''