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Complex Muses

Complex Muses is an exhibition of collage-based homages inspired by existing art in the collection of The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA. Curator Todd Bartel invited 12 artists to participate. I chose to respond to a Shaker Sewing Desk.

Imagining two Sisters sewing together at the desk, I pondered a transition from a life of friends, families, and lovers to a closed and sheltered community with dress codes, new rules, unusual rituals, and gender segregation. In response, I ripped vintage photographs, printed the images onto fabric, and sewed the pieces together with luxurious silk thread.

I also painted a fanciful image of the quilt into an antique studio portrait of a couple. Between the couple, a crack or rip appears to have formed.

The exhibition runs May 18 through September 4, 2022 at The ACM.

All are welcome to join in the public reception Sunday, May 22, 1pm – 4pm.


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