'Do I Contradict Myself' at SPRING/BREAK Art Fair's BLACK MIRROR

On view February 28 - March 6 at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Room 2333, 4 Times Square, NY, NY 10036 

An evocative self-portrait explores the multiplicity of the self. It presents the moment the wizard pulls the curtain to reveal the tricks of the performance. This private view into the individual presents the shapes that form our identities. It is a massive, often undiscovered country of psychological space that represents the various relationships, experiences, commitments, dreams, and fantasies housed by our inner selves.

In Song of Myself, Walt Whitman notes, “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.” To explore this multiplicity, Do I Contradict Myself? presents the work of COLETTE ALIMAN, MAISIE MAEVE MYFAWNWY, FANNY GENTLE, ALEX GOLDBERG, JAMIE ISRAELOW, YUNJUNG KANG, and VICTORIA MANGANIELLO.

Cloth is a medium that all humans interact with everyday and is used as a marker or contradiction of identity. These artists are abstracting a familiar material so that the viewer is able to use it as a lens through which to see the architecture of the artist and the physical space in which this narrative lives.

This collection of artists shows how textile art is not an apparatus, but a contradiction between our outer and inner selves. It is both the cloth with which we cover ourselves and a direct reflection of the artist who is weaving in her multiplicity between the thread and lace.

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FRAY at Gowanus Loft, September 22

On view 22-26 September 2016 at Gowanus Loft, 61 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Opening Reception September 22, 6-9PM Artists Talk: September 26, 7P 

Fray is the unravelling edge of a textile, exposing the structure of the material, through time. The exhibition FRAY presents the work developed by the eight Artists in Residence at the Textile Arts Center. Over a period of nine months, from October 2015 to June 2016, the artists in Fray delved into concepts of landscape, time, form and storytelling, individually and as a group. The work showcased in the exhibition represents each artist’s process of exploration of these topics and features techniques ranging from weaving to inflatables, marbling and bobbin lace, proposing new visions for textiles in contemporary art.

Artists in FRAY are COLETTE ALIMAN, MAEVE BROOME, FANNY GENTLE, ALEX GOLDBERG, JAMIE ISRAELOW, YUNJUNG KANG, VICTORIA MANGANIELLO and IGNACIA MURTAGH.

Fray is part of the inaugural New York Textile Month programming this September, a month long city-wide festival celebrating textile creativity and promoting textile awareness. 

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