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Good Work Opens at the Textile Arts Center

Posted on: Thursday, April 28, 2011

 Fiber installation (Hormoz Island, Iran) by Atefeh Khas and Tara Goodarzy
(photograph by Sharnaz Zarkesh)

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.
'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. 
detail from Charlene Lam's "I am a Sewing Worker"


Exhibiting artists include: Abigail DoanAtefeh KhasBelinda Smith, Charlene LamEl Hombre Sobre la Tierra in collaboration with Global Goods Partners and Via Nativa, Erica HarrisErin Considine, Hilary Steel, Jill MagiMaya ValladaresMichele 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.

2 comments:

belinda smith said...

Hi Abigail,
I have loved your work and your blog for a long time and am really excited to be included in Good Work along side you.
Best Regards
Belinda

http://belinda-smith.blogspot.com/

Abigail Doan said...

Hi Belinda: Thank you so much for your kind words. The admiration is mutual. Lovely to be in touch. The show was so amazing in person and your piece looked incredible. I have added your blog to my blog roll.

Do stay in touch. My very best ~ A.

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