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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.

Join in a curators talk on Thursday, July 28!


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