Racism and Thread

Posted on July 9th, 2009 by Crystal

Racism and thread? Ok, wait, hold on.
Racism: An American Family Value is a new exhibition open at The Center for Book Arts in NYC. The striking title is centered on racism used in art to expose it, satirize it, and document it. The bold pieces are coupled with an annual members show, Threads: Interweaving Textu[r]al Meaning. Members of the Center’s art community and other select artists use actual thread to suggest content and form. This isn’t your mama’s type of thread. Visually compelling and equally thought provoking, these works from over 60 different artists will have you looking at art in a new light. The show is free 6 days a week until September 12th. So don’t sew your mouth shut about it.

Check out a few photos I took on opening night.

Candice Hicks, Common Thread Series (detail)

Heidi Neilson and Chris Petrone, Uniform Paper (text reads 100% Prison Jumpsuit)

Miguel Luciano, Cracker Juan

Vandana Jain, The Lego Alphabet

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