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Exhibition: Queer + Peculiar Craft

Jamón Jamón VI (Language of Flowers)2019, Slipcast ceramic, glazed, pit fired 16 x 7 x 7 inches

Queer and Peculiar Craft showcases an inter-sectional group of artists who explore craft to transgress expectations of traditional materials, methods, and meaning. Artists included in this exhibition each have an uncanny ability to find their voice by expanding the boundaries of cultural traditions. Their craft strategies expand techniques with long histories, such as pottery, quilting, cross stitching, needle felting, crochet, and printmaking, among other media. These makers explore how making and meaning provide unique perspectives on queer aesthetics, feminism, and explorations of identity in relationship to place, culture and history.

Artists: Koren Christofides, Greg Climer, Roxanne Jackson, Brian Kenny, Edmund Langdell, Phoenix Lindsey-Hall, Vick Quezada, Timo Rissanen, Andrew Cornell Robinson, Juana Valdes, and Lu Zhang.

The Clemente Abrazo Interno Gallery 107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002. www.theclementecenter.org
Dec 5, 2019 through Jan 18, 2020. On view Wed - Sun 12-7pm.

For more info contact info@acrstudio.com

Queer + Peculiar Craft is curated by Fred Frelinghuysen Presents and Andrew C. Robinson.
 Support for this exhibition is provided by The Clemente, and the 
Arts + Crafts Research Studio.   

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