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Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community
posted by Nia Page — Jan 14, 2014
This week the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York will open Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, an exhibition of twenty-four artists from around the world who mix fine art and fiber craft traditions—from crochet, embroidery, knitting, and lace to macramé, needlepoint, quilting, and sewing—to remix contemporary gay and lesbian culture. Organized by John Chaich, Queer Threads will be on view January 17–March 16, 2014.
From an enormous pride flag flowing across two walls and morphing into a floor sculpture to an animation recreating RuPaul’s “Supermodel” video completely in cross-stitch, and from a life-sized crocheted men’s locker room to delicate embroidery on leather and antique fabrics, Queer Threads will fully activate the gallery space with both large-scale and intimate work.
Queer Threads presents both established and emerging artists from four continents including: Chris Bogia (New York), Melanie Braverman (Massachusetts), Jai Andrew Carrillo (California), Chiachio & Giannone (Argentina), Liz Collins (New York), Ben Cuevas (California), Pierre Fouché (South Africa), James Gobel (California), Jesse Harrod (Virginia), Larry Krone (New York), Rebecca Levi (New York), Aubrey Longley-Cook (Georgia), Aaron McIntosh (Maryland), Allyson Mitchell (Canada), John Thomas Paradiso (Maryland), Sheila Pepe (New York), Maria E. Piñeres (California), Allen Porter (deceased), L. J. Roberts (New York), Sonny Schneider (Denmark), Buzz Slutzky (New York), Nathan Vincent (New York), and Jessica Whitbread (Canada).