MOAH: Woven Stories

MOAH: Woven Stories - NoHo Arts District

If I mention Lancaster, CA, Angelenos hardly think rich, envelope-pushing, yet accessible art.

You probably don’t even think art gallery. You probably don’t even think standing structure with 4 walls, you think of Joshua Trees and Poppy fields. Okay so maybe that last line was hyperbole for the sake of illustrating that Angelenos consider the epicenter of art in SoCal to be Los Angeles. But striking distance from the DTLA art hub is MOAH: the Museum of Art & History.

MOAH: Woven Stories - NoHo Arts District

MOAH is well worth the 1.5 hour drive into the desert.

Let’s be honest, it’ll take you longer in rush hour to get from LAX to Burbank, so I encourage you to make the trip. MOAH was founded in 1986 as the Lancaster Museum / Art Gallery and evolved in the last handful of years into a high desert epicenter dedicated to advancing art and history appreciation in the Antelope Valley. Committed to preserving the unique character of the AV, MOAH also connects residents and visitors with fine art exhibitions and interactive history-based programs.

MOAH: Woven Stories - NoHo Arts District

May 11 – July 21, 2019, MOAH featured an exhibition entitled Woven Stories.

Woven stories contained Solo Exhibitions, Installations, and a Group Fiber Exhibition. Using embroidering, second-hand materials, wrapping, sewing, ripping, roping, typing, stiffening, the artists showcased in Woven Stories breathed life into this new, visually attractive collective exhibition.

Some ‘woven’ pieces were conceived of light, ethereal materials, while others were assembled from weighty textiles that tested the bounds of installations without ‘crutches’.