Monday, April 6, 2009

I never met a knitted clitoris I didn't love

For you textilers out there....

The Naomi Arin Contemporary Art just presented Yo Mama: Sheila Pepe and Friends an exhibition of new site specific work by artist Sheila Pepe, from February 20, 2009 through March 29, 2009.

For Yo Mama, she has enlisted the participation of Southern Nevada-based artists and knitters to create individual pieces based on their own matrilineal heritage. Pepe provided each of the participants in the project a formula instructing them how to incorporate references to their mothers, grandmothers, and other maternal relatives into the knitted work. These individual pieces articulating the matrilineal history of numerous contributors will be interwoven with one another, resulting in one large installation.

Felt and embroidery piece!!!!!! from the upcoming show Big Rock Candy Mountain from April 3, 2009 through May 10, 2009.

Big Rock Candy Mountain is a familiar American Folk Song which describes a perfect world as imagined by hobos traveling the country during the early part of the 20th Century. The lyrics to this song express the humble aspirations of homeless and poverty-ridden people during the Great Depression. The imaginary place called Big Rock Candy Mountain represents the joyful setting where the singers wishes, no matter how modest or unrealistic, become real. The works featured in this exhibition address the artists colorful, fantastical, and dreamlike narratives.

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