Branch Gallery 
1031 W. Manchester Blvd, #3 Inglewood, CA 90301 

Gallery Hours: Sunday, 12pm to 5pm
                         Monday, 11am to 5pm
                         Tuesday thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm*

*Please note that the gallery hours are the same as store hours. Open hours are also dependent on exhibitions and/or private events.

The Branch Gallery is a fiber-based art space in Los Angeles. The gallery emphasizes both exhibition and education in its 1500 square feet of multifaceted space. Providing opportunities exclusively for the fiber arts, the Branch Gallery allows fiber artists to share their work and techniques with the broader Los Angeles arts community. We hope to stimulate more attention to fiber as a fine art, along with its presence as a craft, and inspire others to create their own tactile fiber experiences.


Current Exhibition:

Reveries
by Threadwinners 
Saturday, July 8, 2017 through Friday, August 11, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 8 from 3pm to 6pm
Workshops: Saturdays, July 15 and July 22 from 11am to 3pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, July 15 at 4pm



Branch Gallery is excited to announce its upcoming exhibition, Reveries, featuring new work by Threadwinners. Reveries is an immersive installation of various crocheted landscapes; a dreamy collection of environments, including flower and succulent gardens, a massive waterfall, and a park-like lawn area. The imagery found in each landscape environment ranges from realistic renderings of foliage to metaphorical gardens found in the human body and skeleton. Material choices are eclectic and unique to each landscape, with buttons, floral pins, and - of course - yarn, depicting a coral reef, while pompoms and crocheted mushrooms build up the lawn area.

 

Reveries asks the audience to consider the definition and connotations of a landscape, stretching one’s imagination beyond the implications of a typical landscape painting. Threadwinner artists Alyssa Arney and Liz Flynn hope their work will provide reflection on how humans are both stewards and consumers of the earth, simultaneously cultivating and destroying the world around us.

 

A portion of all artwork sales will be donated to the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter. There will also be several events throughout the exhibition, including workshops on July 15th and 22nd and an artist talk on July 15th. More information will be released closer to event dates, and will be available on our website as well.

 

About Threadwinners

Threadwinners is the moniker for the crochet collaborative comprised of Liz Flynn and Alyssa Arney. They began working together in 2013 as interns at the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) and started making art as Threadwinners in 2016. Flynn has an Art History BA from University of California, Riverside and works in LA. Arney has a Printmaking BFA from the John Herron School of Art and Design-IUPUI and works in Orange County. Threadwinners, a play on the concept of the typically masculine term “breadwinner,” aim to subvert the patriarchy and status quo through the vehicle of crochet. They examine American and pop culture, the body, psychology, nature, gender roles, and femininity in their work.

threadwinnersart.wordpress.com



 

FAQs
Is Branch Gallery only a gallery space? 
No, we also offer fiber workshops. We hope that by holding workshops in the same area as the exhibitions, people will be more inspired while they are making their own work. If you are interested in renting the gallery for your guild or other group activity, please contact the gallery manager, Aneesa Shami, at aneesa@theknittingtreela.com for further information.

What are the Branch Gallery’s open hours? 
The gallery hours are the same as the store hours:
Su: 12pm - 5pm
M: 11am - 5pm
T: 11am - 7pm
W: 11am - 8pm
Th - Sa: 11am to 7pm

Is parking available? 
Yes, there are spaces in the parking lot out front dedicated to the gallery (they are marked with the number 3). On weekends, other parking spaces in the lot are available for use as well. There is also ample street parking. *Please note that street parking is metered (except for Sundays and after 6pm on weeknights) and only takes quarters. 

Can I exhibit my artwork at the Branch Gallery? 
We exclusively exhibit fiber art and are currently open to discuss opportunities with local artists. If you would like to talk further about a potential exhibition, please feel free to contact the gallery manager, Aneesa Shami, at aneesa@theknittingtreela.com.

Where can I learn more about upcoming exhibitions and events? 
We have a brand new Facebook page and Instagram account, @branchgallery. We also have a blog and a Twitter account, @Branch_Gallery. Be sure to sign up for The Knitting Tree, L.A. email list to receive our newsletters, which also has information about upcoming events.