Liminality* features works by Cycle 13 of Textile Arts Center’s Artist in Residence program. These artists are unified by their collective explorations of migration, memory, and healing through the nine-month residency; each working to challenge the physical, emotional, and theoretical thresholds they encounter.
Introspection is an inherent part of processing individual and collective trauma. How do we reconcile memories in an attempt to find a path forward? How do we communicate the stories that have formed us? As we retell and recount these stories to ourselves and over generations, our memories can morph and warp. By exposing these memories, we create a space for the comprehension of these stories and their origins.
Each artist's piece offers insight into their inner world. The physicality and repetition of textile processes can lend themselves to a contemplative space. Healing can be found in the process of letting your hands hold those memories, teasing them into a different shape, and allowing for reexamination, again and again.
*1. relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process. 2. occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.
Artists exhibiting are:
Adriana Gramly, Emma Safir, Jia Sung, Linda Sok, Lucas Montenegro, Melika Abikenari, Tashiana St. Aude, Tinglan Huang
Opening Reception: September 1, 6-8pm | On View: September 1 - 25 | Gallery Hours: Sat-Thursday, 11am-7pm
Accessibility information: TAC is located on the first floor of 505 Carroll Street, in Brooklyn. The exhibition is accessible through steps at TAC’s main entrance, or through a low incline ramp (not ADA compliant) at street level. Entrance in the studio and the exhibition is free. Chairs with backs are available to guests upon request. There are three non-gender-segregated bathrooms in the studio space: one bathroom is wide and long enough to accommodate a wheelchair; the others are accessible through steps. TAC is not a scent free space. One of the works in the exhibition includes an essential oil diffuser, which will be activated during the opening reception.
COVID-19 Safety: Use of mask is mandatory at all times inside the TAC gallery and studio. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have been exposed to someone diagnosed with Covid-19 recently, we ask you to please stay home.