For SOFA CHICAGO 2019, Female Design Council presents:
Intricate: Complexity & Beauty Sewn Up, a powerful group exhibition featuring 7 dynamic female artists weaving pathways to pertinent conversations through the exciting medium of fiber arts. These unique, collectible works highlight issues surrounding the view and function of the female body, the need for self-preservation, social impositions, sustainable materials, the appreciation of handmade imperfections, and a consistent vulnerability of being female. This body of work serves to capture and release a visual and meaningful conversation around the universal female experience using the lens of textiles to tell the story.
Once intimate with the work, we find incredible precision, artistry, and experience woven into intricate beauty; just like all women. We are a myriad of complex creatures, from different backgrounds, sharing our collective experience, and the issues affecting us woven into everything that we do, and thus what we are. With renewed interest in material production and collectibility of contemporary art, artists have amplified the visual conversation through textiles and they are speaking loudly.
Intricate: Complexity & Beauty Sewn Up includes works by:
Eszter Bornemisza, Budapest, Hungary
Katrina Coombs, St. Andrew, Jamaica
Liz Collins, New York, New York
Mimi Jung, Los Angeles, California
Nicole Patel, Garrison, New York
Amanda McCavour, Toronto, Canada
Presented by Female Design Council, Curated by Lora Appleton
Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 5 - 9 pm
Friday, November 1, 2019 | 11 am - 7 pm (10 - 11am VIP hour)
Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 11 am - 7 pm (10 - 11 am VIP hour)
Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 12 - 6 pm
Tickets available at the door, online tickets available here.
Festival Hall, Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611