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Neddlework: Rethinking Vulnerability and Resistance

Jun 9, 2017, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Free | Prøve Gallery

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The Needlework display includes pieces made with soft goods, leather, textiles and fiber art. The exhibit creates a “space to see the dynamic and intersectional display of vulnerability and resistance.”

The opening reception is held June 9 from 7-10. The display will be available until July 15, and can be viewed Thurs.-Sat. from 4-7 p.m.

Local participating artists include Candace Lacosse, Karen McTavish, Kirsten Aune and Scot Lunt.

The description of the exhibit is as follows:
“The fiber arts are more than simply a neutral medium because they are heavily intertwined with the history of sexuality and gender. For a contemporary artist to embrace and work with such history, they choose to engage with intent. They choose to create an intimate, vulnerable and tactile experience through transformation. In a world where quantity is valued over quality and society takes more pride in commercial consumerism than in handmade goods, fiber artists resist. They express personal narratives through materiality that can allow itself to be fragile and delicate, jarring and loud, utilitarian or decorative. Thus the process, the final product, the concept and engagement with fibers becomes an act of resistance. The artist participates in the process of questioning, analyzing, and deconstructing assumptions and the hierarchies of values that have existed around gender, class, race, and ethnicity.”

Private appointments are available by calling or e-mailing Prøve Gallery.


Jun 9, 2017
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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Prøve Gallery
21 N. Lake Ave.
Duluth, MN 55802 United States
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