Solo exhibition of new works:
“Real and Imagined: Narrative Fabric Works & Animations”
March 30 – April 24, 2021
547 W. 27th st. #201
New York, NY 10001
Tues – Sat 12-6pm
ceresgallery.org / 212.947.6100
Artist will be present in gallery:
Tues March 30, 4-6pm
Thurs April 1, 6-8pm
Sat April 24, 3-5pm
Using fabric cutouts and machine and hand stitching on industrial felt, I translate the emotional and psychological aspects of relationships into accessible visual narratives. Intentionally minimal, each piece gives physical form to the interaction using recognizable objects such as chairs, roots, ladders, or spotlights. Making connections between the personal (my experiences with the pandemic, intimate relationships, and my parents’ deaths) and the political, I merge and connect my stories with stories from the public sphere and the #MeToo movement. Events are captured midstream, suspended in time like a felt film still.
The animations depict narrow slices of time carved out from a lifetime of memories living as a woman. As if in a dream state, female characters re-enact isolated moments, tasks, events, and conversations as a way of scrutinizing their own lived experience: “Is this how it happened? Am I remembering this right?”
Threads pulled taut, tangled thread, stitching, and the forces of gravity and friction visualize the unseen forces experienced by women in different stages of life. Each piece illustrates the unspoken power dynamics of doctor’s visits, one-on-one conversations, the workplace, home, and the public sphere by freezing or replaying moments of vulnerability and precariousness.
This work is inspired, in part, by the courage and testimony of women like Christine Blasey Ford and others in the #MeToo movement who publicly report assault or harassment. The title, “Real AND Imagined,” is a direct reference to how a woman’s testimony is received. Her account is accepted as truthful by many, and simultaneously dismissed as IMAGINARY by the court of public opinion: “She must have imagined it. Her memory is wrong. He was just joking.”
More photos of individual pieces are HERE