Friday, August 29, 2014

Body Conscious: A glance at the opening

Our opening was a huge success thanks to the support of the featured artists and craft community. Fiber artists Ellen Schinderman and Luke Haynes presented talks about their practice and the interesting trajectory of their careers. Both arrived at their careers unexpectedly: Ellen was working as a performer and writer when she discovered the infinite possibilities of embroidery; Luke earned his degree in architecture and ultimately discovered the communicative power of the quilt.

Thanks again to Luke and Ellen for sharing your life and work with us!

Ellen sharing the artwork that launched her into embroidering pornographic imagery and challenging tropes of sexuality and gender identity.

Luke showing a detail from one of his quilt portraits

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