Monday, November 9, 2009

Adam-Parker Smith & Thread Baring: A Portrayal of Masculinity One Stitch at a Time at UW Milwaukee Union Art Gallery

I just found out (by peeking at their blog) that there is a show called "Thread Baring" opening November 19th at the Milwaukee Union Art gallery, with a specific focus on works by men:

This group exhibition looks at masculinity as represented by male artists working in forms and mediums often considered to be the domain of women. Using materials like thread, yarn and felt in practices like weaving, knitting and embroidery , these visually compelling two and three-dimensional works aim to challenge preconceptions about the subject and forms of men’s art. With a literal construction of masculinity, these fiber artists present contrasts meant to perplex and intrigue.

Artists include : Youn Woo Chaa, Robert Conger, Angelo Filomeno, Craig Fisher, Kent Henrickson, Mark Newport, Chris Niver, Adam Parker Smith, Paul Villinski, Michael Brennand- Wood, and Rob Wynn.