(Art Daily) International group of contemporary artists explore textiles as medium in new exhibition
CINCINNATI, OH.- Unraveled: Textiles Reconsidered, a special exhibition of 22 works by artists using textile craft techniques and cloth materials as a primary medium, opened at the CAC on April 22, 2016. The international roster includes Mexican-American artist Adrian Esparza, Icelandic artist Hildur Bjarnadottir, Norwegian artist Kari Steihaug, and Hong Kong native Ying Kit Chan. The exhibition features artists who deconstruct various forms of text and textiles to reinvent the ordinary. Everyday objects such as clothing, rugs, bed sheets, and blankets are taken apart, rebuilt, and re-imagined to create alternative readings and interpretations. The reconstruction employs processes traditionally associated with textiles-weaving, embroidering, printing, folding, stacking, unraveling, cutting, and sewing-to realize unexpected outcomes. The exhibition also includes work by Noel Anderson (based in Cincinnati), Lisa Anne Auerbach, Margarita Cabrera, Mark Richard Smith, and Marie Watt.