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Women’s Work: Masculinity and Gender in Contemporary Fiber Art

“Women’s Work: Masculinity and Gender in Contemporary Fiber Art”

Women’s Work: Masculinity and Gender in Contemporary Fiber Art

The San Diego Art Institute
1439 El Prado, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Opening Reception:
October 2, 2015
6:00pm – 8:00pm
On view until November 15

“Women’s Work” is an international exhibition—curated by SDAI’s Executive Director Ginger Shulick Porcella—that calls for a reexamination of traditional gender stereotypes. The show includes powerful images evoking and informing psychological experiences of both the artists and viewers. The artists included in this program employ a variety of techniques regarded as traditional and domestic, such as embroidery and crochet, using craft materials to address cultural and gender issues in a complex intersection of artistic practices, popular culture, and aesthetic splendor. The exhibition includes artists using unexpected materials—such as discarded clothing, pipe cleaners, and even human skin—to show the range of fiber materials incorporated into contemporary craft.

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