March 15 – April 1 / Gallery TWO / Deborah PRIOR / Stitching to Close
Opening March 15 6pm – 9pm / Artist Talk April 1 4pm – 6pm
Stitching to Close
My art practice is a series of “slipped anatomies:” sculptural and textile approximations of organic matter exploring the physical and psychological realities of being and having a body.
In Stitching to Close, my slipped anatomies consider the politics of female corporeality and the status of domestic craftwork because a stitch can
mend or rent
open or close
Signal acquiescence or dissent
This most recent iteration of difficult stitching takes inspiration from the Italian Baroque and the notion of the relic to conjure anxiety-inducing bodies through the fetishistic embellishment of stains, and accumulative, deliberate acts of stitching.