January 21 - March 18, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 21, 2023, 3-5pm
"Are you from Pumbedita where they push an elephant through the eye of a needle?"
An aphorism for convoluted reasoning, Cultural Diversity Embedded In Warp & Woof of Artists’ Works through Sewing, weaving, braiding, knitting, sculpting ...
Using stitchery, macramé, and weaving; integrating shards of pottery, found objects and recyclables, the 35 artists selected wove their personal, cultural, and political lives and objects into complex tapestries of experience.
The artists explore crafting as a way to reflect on cultural diversity. From the feather collages and paintings of Peru to the contemporary works of El Anatsui, the computer detritus integrated by MoffetTakadiwa in his keyboard beading, to a contemporary video by Polish artists Jan Baracz who stitching together images and sounds that bombard us as we walk the streets of New York. There are the recycled delicate fabrics by India born Natashe Das, inserting abstraction that lets the imagination fly, the whimsical sculpture of fellow Peekskill resident Inez Andrucyk, and the heavily weighted, handcrafted ceramic tapestry of Nigerian Ozioma Onuzulike, or the found lingerie and notions reflecting on the circle of life by Peekskill based Patricia Miranda, the artists provide symmetry of shared values and common needs the 35 artists in the exhibit were culled from some 400 submissions.
Inez andrucyk |Jan Baracz | Jill Bell | Anita Bracalente | Jodi Colella | Jaynie Crimmins |Adrienne Cullom | Sandi Daroza | Natasha Das | Sherry Davis | SophiaDeJesus-Sabella | Donise English | Philippe Halaburda | Jill Kerttula | NatalyaKhorover | Barbara Korman | Carole P. Kunstadt | Lori Lawrence | Nicole Mazza |Sharon Pierce | McCullough |Patricia miranda | Elizabeth Morisette | Ellie Murphy | Diana Noh | Erik Jon