Woman Behind The Threads/ Group Show
“WOMAN BEHIND THE THREADS“
Aurora Molina (Courtesy of the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Coconut Grove, FL)
Marina Font ( Courtesy of the Dina Mitrani Gallery, Miami, FL)
Patricia Schnall Gutierrez
April 27, 6 - 9:00 pm
On view until June 2
Curated by Liliana Beltran
Text by Micah Oelze, PhD
BOSSA PROJECTS hosts artists' in a diversity of media, in this exhibition, artists who work with fiber.
Historically, textile production has been quite gendered. In the home and in the mill, women spent entire lives and careers working with fabric. The familiarity with needle and loom brought women to inhabit a series of gendered metaphors related to fabric. Women came to see themselves as weavers of the family, creators of social networks, and spinners of yarns. Woman Behind the Threads presents some thirty drawings, installations, textiles, and embroideries from four female artists that have explored these metaphors by stitching them right back into the fabric.
The four artists represented here include Marina Font (b. Argentina – Courtesy of the Dina Mitrani Gallery, Miami, FL), Karla Caprali (b. Brazil), Aurora Molina (b. Cuba- Courtesy of the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Coconut Grove, FL), and Patricia Schnall Gutierrez (b. USA). They continue a hemispheric tradition of using the canvas to explore family bonds, preserve memory, and present particularly feminine political critiques—themes serving as the warp threads of this show. Running through them, as weft, are inquiries into materiality, frames, and forms. The result is a dense and colorful tapestry. And in spaces throughout the gallery, the artists have used cutwork, or even unraveled their canvas, in order that we may more clearly see the woman behind the threads.