TAC AIR Cycle 10: “LOST/FOUND” ↬ 12-24 September 2019

 

Textile Arts Center (TAC) in partnership with The Vanderbilt Republic is pleased to present LOST/FOUND, the culminating exhibition of the 10th cycle of the Artists in Residence (AIR), on view from 12-24 September 2019 in the TAC Project Space at Textile Arts Center (505 Carroll Street Brooklyn 11215).

 

Photographs by George Del Barrio / The Vanderbilt Republic

 

We are living through wild times.

When there’s so much being lost, our personal becomes political, and political becomes personal.

In Lost/Found, a large scale tapestry tells a story of the stranglehold of addiction; the tailored shirt is enlarged, warped, and dismantled, commenting on gender normativity and patriarchal oppression; used garments gain new identities in the form of painterly compositions. An installation of prints playfully explores the idea of “cuteness” and its relation with consumption in a post-internet society; body-centric modular fabric structures propose new solutions for intimacy in domestic spaces. Flesh like knitted forms hang heavily in tension reminding us of the emotional and political challenges women still face in the context of an unwanted pregnancy. A collection of hand knitted and woven works inspired by textile traditions, motherhood and inherited legacies provides a vision of intergenerational dialogue and collaboration. A dinner party table setting incites revolution.

The work featured in Lost/Found results of nine months of questioning and reflection, throughout which the eight artists used textiles to voice their truth, reconnect with their collective history and, collaboratively, find new narratives of empowerment.

 

FEATURING ARTWORKS & SITE-RESPONSIVE INSTALLATIONS BY

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

executive production × curation
ISA RODRIGUES & KELLY VALETTA / TEXTILE ARTS CENTER

curatorial advisory × technical direction & lighting design
GEORGE DEL BARRIO 

production assistance
RODRIGO LOPEZ GOMEZ

communications &strategy
KATE HARVIE 

project space
TAC PROJECT SPACE

[ Opening reception 6-9p on 12 September 2019 (RSVP); Revolution dinner party 6-8p on 21 September 2019 (RSVP); Artist talk 5p on 22 September 2019 (RSVP) at TAC Project Space, 505 Carroll Street Brooklyn 11215 ]

 
George Del Barrio