Contextual Texture March 5 - March 26, 2008
Benedicte Caneill Eve Chwast Margaret CusackLaverne DawesJanice FarleyLinda Ippolito Elaine MamaryChina MarksMarlene MayersonAdrienne Mim
Miriam RankinAnna RichMiriam SchaerValerie Sokalova Madeline Sorel Anita SteckelBeata Szpura Annette Tacconelli Johanna VanderbeekJudith Wilde
Since ancient times cloth was the medium by which story telling was transported through places and time. Much of our vocabulary is derived from the work of sewing, weaving and embroidery. The word "text" derives from the Latin word meaning "something woven" , as in "textile".
Women were the creators of these anonymous works. The women whose work is in this show have taken to this handy work as their medium of choice, and their creations have much to say. Working with thread, wool and beads they share their unique views of the world and their outlook on identity through original configurations of familiar materials.
China MarksAt Play in the Fields of the Lordmachine embroidery, applique, fabric, thread and fusible adhesive, 2004
Behold the Messenger Raw and Cookedmachine embroidery, applique, fabric, thread and fusible adhesive, 2006Anna RichBack Painwool, glass beads, 2008Marlene MayersonGuess Who?thread on paper, 2007
My Aunt's Shoe Treerecycled ties, thread and tree branch, 2001Valerie SokolovaPilgrimkrashe yarn, wooden beads, 2007Margaret CusackA question of Balancemachine-stitched applique, 1998Anita SteckelLeaves in Facespen & ink on leaf impregnated paper, 2003-2004
Leaves in Facial Masksporcelain impregnated with leaves, 1998-2003Benedicte CaneillMemory Icotton sateen monoprinted with dyes quilted with cotton thread, 2006
The Sky has No Borderscotton fabric,ultrasuede,leather,applique,beads,embroidery, 2003Adrienne MimCarnivalacrylic gel, 2007Miriam RankinWhat's a Mother to Do?fabric, 2008Janice FarleyPerfect Timingceramic, 2005Linda IppolitoDreamscapescollage on canvas, 2007Johanna VanderbeekLeavesleaves, paint, paper, 2007Elaine MamaryOignons Parisiennemetal frame, electric lamp, matte paper, 2007Judith WildeNuclear Family Mannequins: Father Mother Soncloth mannequin, decals, rubber stamps, typography, mixed media, 2008Laverne JenkinsSpools and Toolsmachine pieced quilting, paint outline and buttons, 1999Miriam SchaerHands of Josephus: Part IIaltered text form Josephus: History of the Jews, beads, wire hand forms, 2008M'Amouracrylic, dye, digitally printed book with text by Ezra Pound, opera gloves, linen cord, 2005Eve ChwastTree of Life (form the series Persian Rugs)embroidery, thread and cotton cloth, 2006-07Beata SzpuraCoffee Timemixed media collage, 2004Annette TacconelliVessel of Firewaterfound metal, beads, thread, 2006
Forgedfound metal, beads thread, 2006Madeline SorelWedding Banner for Katherine and Joesilk, dyes and resist (gutta), 2005
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