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Gallery West Exhibit Examines Relationship Between Textiles and Human Condition
|The first exhibition of the spring semester at the Suffolk County
Community College Michael J. Grant Campus’ Gallery West, Social Fabric/Moral Fiber, investigates
the relationship between textile practices and the human condition. The
exhibition will be held from February 14 – March 30, 2017, with an opening
reception on February 16.
The show's artists have taken everyday objects and conditions and re-configured
them as contemporary indications of our humanity. The very act of using the
hand implies an intimate temporal and physical relationship with creation.
Whether in the acknowledgment of familial ties, or the understanding
of the personal or cultural ties to where we are, the core of our identity is
never far from home.
The repetitive act of embroidery, sewing or beading can create moments of
reverie where one’s identity and sense of place can be re-imagined in vivid and
exciting ways. The exhibiting artists utilize themes derived from domesticity,
ideas of homeland and culture with textile-based techniques to create forms of
protest. The unique blend of embroidery, paint, beads, and knots alongside
revisions of domestic objects unsettle the viewer forcing them to see line,
texture and subject matter as a vivid and multi-dimensional engagement.
- Bren Ahearn
- Kate Anderson
- Leila Daw
- Barbara Karyo
- Joetta Maue
- Elisabeth Munro-Smith
- Elaine Reicheck
- Faith Ringgold
- Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson
- Scott Schuldt
- Sally Shore
- Zin May Thwin
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