Exhibit: Sutured at Like the Spice Gallery
“Sutured,” a mixed-media exhibition featuring the work of Adam Parker Smith, Jude Broughan, Joseph Heidecker, Richard Saja, Robert Raphael, Vadis Turner, and Zoe Sheehan Saldana, opens at Like the Spice Gallery on February 10th, 2012.
Fabric cannot be disassociated from both its practicalities and its histories. It can be soft or course, rigid or supple, and its linkages to gender and status are unshakable. While the smallest fiber can evoke notions of femininity, touch itself is the first sense we gain in our mothers’ wombs. In “Sutured,” Like the Spice presents seven artists whose work bears, and yet also exploits, the cultural norms associated with textiles and other craft materials.
Since the 1970’s the media of everyday objects have become more and more pervasive in fine art, but craft is still distinguished from sculpture and painting as art with a utilitarian purpose. For the artists in this show, both quotidian and concept can become query as they incorporate discourses of high versus low art? in acts of subversion and aesthetic playfulness.
February 10th – February 26th, 2012
Friday, February 10th, 2012 6:30-9:00pm
224 Roebling Street. Brooklyn, NY 11211