April Fiber Art Picks!
A solo exhibition by artist David B. Smith, Cloudminers, is “an externalization of personal and collective daydreams.” Smith sources his textile-based sculptures and pieces from collective digital memories: video game screengrabs, Youtube videos, and personal images from social media. After altering them in Photoshop, they are Jacquard woven and then further altered by the hand through embroidery, piecing, and appliqué. In blending accessible digital production tools with traditional handmade craft techniques, Smith constructs parallel realities of individual and communal agency to envision and create the future.
Her first solo exhibition with the gallery, Christina Forrer’s tapestries and works on paper display turbulent compositions of psychological spaces, inhabited by clashing and embracing stylized figures. Who is attacking and who is attacked? On the occasion of the exhibition, the gallery will also publish an artist’s book by Forrer. Twenty copies of the book will each include a unique drawing by the artist.
Project for Empty Space
Narrative Threads is a group exhibition of work by Aimee Gilmore, Katrina Majkut, Julie Marie Seibert, fayemi shakur, Sara Jimenez, and Sophia Wallace. This exhibition is a culmination of work created by the artists during their residency at the annual Feminist Incubator. Sharing the idea of connectivity through reconstructed (or newly constructed) narratives, each of these six cultural practitioners use their own unique disciplines, poetry, textile/thread based work, performance, book arts, and interactive installation, to name a few, to reclaim autonomy, agency, and ownership through storytelling. Every project within this exhibition is built on the voices of many contributors, whether through active collaborations, paying homage to contemporary Women of Color making dynamic socio-political shifts, or invitation for self-generated narratives.
Eduardo Kac: Inner Telescope
Eduardo Kac’s first solo exhibition in the gallery, this exhibition features artworks conceived specifically for zero gravity and realized in outer space with the cooperation of French astronaut Thomas Pesquet. Stemming from Kac’s career-long exploration of visual poetry, his new genre, termed Space Poetry, investigates the elimination of gravity to see how feelings of weightlessness affect human experience and language. In the series, Inner Telescope, Kac presents “a liberating act that would behave according to a different set of mechanics” through much research and work in overcoming gravity’s pull.
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