Ramekon O’Arwisters | Queer Threads at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles


Late Spring, 2022

San José Museum of Quilts & Textiles: Turner, Gilliland, Finlayson and Porcella Galleries

Queer Threads presents nearly three dozen artists connected to the West coast who are remixing fiber and textile traditions to explore contemporary LGBTQ ideas. Informed by fluidity, intersectionality, and materiality, many works present queer content fully executed through thread-based processes such as crochet, embroidery, and weaving, while others abstract these mediums through painting, photography, printmaking, and video. The exhibition, organized by independent curator John Chaich, ponders how fibers and textiles uniquely provide agency for queer artists.

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