Beth Meadows has been making artwork about fashion for several years now, typically using recycled materials such as food packaging to re-create the beautifully designed clothing that adorns supermodels. The work in "Redeeming Adornment" breaks down her study of the fashion industry into three parts: the Designer, the Materials, and the Model. Just in the past few months, she has begun to realize what these elements symbolize and reference in her work, and these pieces begin to touch on those aspects.
Beth has been making artwork in Knoxville for over a decade, and may best be know for her business name With Bear Hands. She is the Director of 17th Street Studios, a private work space located near downtown for visual artists. She is also the manager of White Oak Gallery, located in Magpies Bakery, which features her work as well as other local artists. Beth draws inspiration from many of her interests: hiking in the Smokies, going on long walks in beautiful locations all over Knoxville, eating and drinking good things with friends, children's book illustrations, and flipping through design magazines. You may learn more about her and shop for her work at withbearhands.com