Threads Laid Bare is on view at the Anderson Gallery at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, from September 3 – October 16, 2020.

This exhibition brings together fiber and textile artists from around the country who use the medium to reveal identity, showcase a high sense of craft, and promote community. It features contemporary artists working in a variety of fibers and textile processes ranging from the conceptual use of threads to functional stitches. Artists blend drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and video with textiles and fibers to produce works that tackle issues of race, disability, stereotypes, immigration, heritage, and religious and domestic rituals.

Participating artists include Indira Allegra, Anna Carlson, Ann C. Clarke, Nicole Davis, Wanda Ewing, Jiseon Lee Isbara, Guen Montgomery, Cynthia O’hern, Katya Oicherman, Catherine Reinhart, Sophia Ruppert, and Alanna Stapleton.

Over the course of the exhibition, Threads Laid Bare will discuss the gendering and hierarchy between fine art and craft, educate viewers and explore textiles and fiber techniques, and promote community building through accessible events and activities.

Anderson Gallery at Drake University
Des Moines, Iowa

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