Fiber installation (Hormoz Island, Iran) by Atefeh Khas and Tara Goodarzy
I am thrilled to be participating in this exhibition in honor of May Day at the Textile Arts Center's new Oak Knit Studio Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. 'Good Work: A Celebration of Makers and the Making of Textiles' opens on Friday, April 29th from 7 to 10pm and is curated by artist/activist, Tali Weinberg.
(photograph by Sharnaz Zarkesh)
'String Funeral' by Erica Harris
"For this juried show, artists and designers were invited to submit works for the inaugural exhibit in the Oak Knit Studio Gallery with their own broad interpretation of “Good Work.” What has emerged is a meaningful body of work that touches on labor, justice, gender, care, fair trade, the hand, immigration, community, skill and craftsmanship," curator, Tali Weinberg.
Exhibiting artists include: Abigail Doan, Atefeh Khas, Belinda Smith, Charlene Lam, El Hombre Sobre la Tierra in collaboration with Global Goods Partners and Via Nativa, Erica Harris, Erin Considine, Hilary Steel, Jill Magi, Maya Valladares, Michele Pred, and Susan Weltman.
Good Work Workshops at the Textile Arts Center / May 1 from 2 to 5pm
Erin Considine will offer natural dye demos using dyes you can easily obtain in the grocery store or your garden. Abigail Doan will connect you with a collective of Iranian environmental fiber artists through an exchange of handmade peace bracelets. Maya Valladeres will help you screen print or stitch an image of a garment worker onto an item of clothing, bringing you closer to those who make what you wear.