Threads

Threads
June 7 – 26th, 2009
SOMArts Gallery and Cultural Center
San Francisco, California
Opening Reception: June 7th @ 3pm

Threads Curatorial Statement

Queerness weaves the threads of our physical, social and moral existence together into a multi-dimensional fabric of community and our selves.

As queer artists we continue to create complex identities and imagine new modes of address through a myriad of queer tactics, textures and sensibilities.

What are the threads that bind, mend and sometimes unravel this spectacular fabric of queer art? How does this queerness operate? How does it present itself? How do we fashion, perform, subvert or display queerness in our art and lives?

We hope to explore these themes in art in all mediums that incorporate (in the broadest sense of these ideas): sewing, knitting, weaving, braiding, binding, knotting, textiles, quilting, patchwork, costuming, fashion and fashion events, drag, second skins, performance art, woven texts, blogs, digital networks and communities.

Curators: Tirza True Latimer, Rudy Lemcke, Matt McKinley,  Pamela Peniston, Allison Smith, and Tina Takemoto
Exhibition Co-ordinators: Courtney Dailey & Tamara Loewenstein

More detailed descriptions and artists statements can be found on Queer Cultural Center’s Archive pages: THREADS SHOW

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Atticus Adams Gertrude and Alice (2008) Aluminum mesh, grommets30 x 68 x 29 inches

Atticus Adams
Gertrude and Alice (2008)
Aluminum mesh, grommets30 x 68 x 29 inches

Bren Ahearn Sampler #1 (2008) Linen, cotton 28 x 22 inches

Bren Ahearn
Sampler #1 (2008)
Linen, cotton
28 x 22 inches

Greg Der Ananian I Love Seamen (2008) Cotton embroidery floss cross-stitch on 14 count aida cloth 6 inch sq. pillow

Greg Der Ananian
I Love Seamen (2008)
Cotton embroidery floss cross-stitch on 14 count aida cloth
6 inch sq. pillow

Mara Baldwin Baldwin, Mara worn (blue) (2007) Pen on paper 29 x 22 inches

Mara Baldwin
Baldwin, Mara
worn (blue) (2007)
Pen on paper
29 x 22 inches

Jasper Gregory Ball Imagining Male Femininity (2009) Digital prints on Inkjet 5 x 6 feet

Jasper Gregory Ball
Imagining Male Femininity (2009)
Digital prints on Inkjet
5 x 6 feet

Micah Bazant & Emmett Ramstad He is So Handsome (2009)

Micah Bazant & Emmett Ramstad
He is So Handsome (2009)

Zee Boudreaux Clean is Never (2009) Hand woven jacquard, cotton 20 x 24 inches (detail)

Zee Boudreaux
Clean is Never (2009)
Hand woven jacquard, cotton
20 x 24 inches (detail)

Travis Boyer Travis Boyer's video documents the Indigo process that featured Indigo Girls.

Travis Boyer
Travis Boyer’s video documents the Indigo process that featured Indigo Girls.

Michael Buitron Untitled (2006) Embroidered pillowcases 20 x 30 inches each

Michael Buitron
Untitled (2006)
Embroidered pillowcases
20 x 30 inches each

Teri Claude Queer Celebrity Tattoos (2006) Embroidered Cloth A series of 12 embroideries 8 1/2 x 11 inches each

Teri Claude
Queer Celebrity Tattoos (2006)
Embroidered Cloth
A series of 12 embroideries
8 1/2 x 11 inches each

Alex Clausen Giclee prints and acrylic on paper (2008) 19.75 x 19.75 inches each

Alex Clausen
Giclee prints and acrylic on paper (2008)
19.75 x 19.75 inches each

Liz Collins Sock Monkey Suit (2008) Knitted and stitched merino wool, angora, silk, cashmere Human scale

Liz Collins
Sock Monkey Suit (2008)
Knitted and stitched merino wool, angora, silk, cashmere
Human scale

Muriel Cros Mirror (2006) Mixed media: (my friend found this piece of mirror in the street, wood rectangular piece, 6 green ceramics, Indian ink, on the top of a black cardboard box) 5.1 in x 5.1 inches

Muriel Cros
Mirror (2006)
Mixed media
5.1 in x 5.1 inches

Torreya Cummings 30 Person Tug-O-War (2007) Trapeze rope, steel, saltwater fishing line Dimensions variable

Torreya Cummings
30 Person Tug-O-War (2007)
Trapeze rope, steel, saltwater fishing line
Dimensions variable

Angela Ellsworth Sister Wife Adrian (Catalysis III, 1970), 2008 Black thread on paper napkin 16 x 16 inches

Angela Ellsworth
Sister Wife Adrian (Catalysis III, 1970), 2008
Black thread on paper napkin
16 x 16 inches

David Faulk & Michael Johnstone David Faulk [Verasphere] Rocket Shoes (2008) Mixed media Dimensions variable

David Faulk & Michael Johnstone
David Faulk [Verasphere]
Rocket Shoes (2008)
Mixed media
Dimensions variable

David Fiveash Imaginary Girls (2008) Fabric, felt, oil on canvas collage 4 x 5.5 feet

David Fiveash
Imaginary Girls (2008)
Fabric, felt, oil on canvas collage
4 x 5.5 feet

David Gerard Romero The Red Yacatecuhtli Lienzo (2009) Hand embroidered cloth, beads, metal armature, ink 6 feet 4 inches tall (detail)

David Gerard Romero
The Red Yacatecuhtli Lienzo (2009)
Hand embroidered cloth, beads, metal armature, ink
6 feet 4 inches tall (detail)

Paige Gratland The Sontag (2005) Mixed media 4 x 6 inches

Paige Gratland
The Sontag (2005)
Mixed media
4 x 6 inches

Harmony Hammond Shoe (1972) 38 x 25 inches Close Coiling (1972) Graphite and water 38 x 25 inches An Oval Braid (1972) 25 x 38 inches Making of the Tassel (1972) 25 x 38 inches

Harmony Hammond
Shoe (1972)
38 x 25 inches
Close Coiling (1972)
Graphite and water
38 x 25 inches
An Oval Braid (1972)
25 x 38 inches
Making of the Tassel (1972)
25 x 38 inches

Jason Hanasik I had to find you to know what you looked like (2009) Xerox print 36 x 48 inches

Jason Hanasik
I had to find you to know what you looked like (2009)
Xerox print
36 x 48 inches

Henriette Hellstern-Kjoller Interogation (2008) video.

Henriette Hellstern-Kjoller
Interogation (2008)
video.

Patrick Hillman Double Fantasy (2009) Sounds collage on 7” vinyl record 7” in diameter

Patrick Hillman
Double Fantasy (2009)
Sounds collage on 7” vinyl record
7” in diameter

Onya Hogan Finlay MAJORA/minora (2006) Limited edition wearable artist multiple, mixed textiles Dimensions variable

Onya Hogan Finlay
MAJORA/minora (2006)
Limited edition wearable artist multiple, mixed textiles
Dimensions variable

Katherine Hubbard Untitled (2009) Cotton and synthetic lace sculptural shirt 36 x 48 inches

Katherine Hubbard
Untitled (2009)
Cotton and synthetic lace sculptural shirt
36 x 48 inches

Sade Huron Red Grip Dyptich (2008) C-Print 62 x 20 inches

Sade Huron
Red Grip Dyptich (2008)
C-Print
62 x 20 inches

Jesse M. Kahn 5 Pillows from the home arts projects (2007) Cotton, thread, aida cloth, polyfill, ribbon 32 x 11 inches (installation view)

Jesse M. Kahn
5 Pillows from the home arts projects (2007)
Cotton, thread, aida cloth, polyfill, ribbon
32 x 11 inches (installation view)

Harold Lohner 30 yards of thread (2009) 2 monoprints 22 x 30.5 inches

Harold Lohner
30 yards of thread (2009)
2 monoprints
22 x 30.5 inches

Steven Vasques Lopez Splish Splash Stripes (2007) Acrylic on Panel 24 x 24 inches

Steven Vasques Lopez
Splish Splash Stripes (2007)
Acrylic on Panel
24 x 24 inches

Kate Lorch and Welly Fletcher Fulled and Felted: ...of eighteen thousand Fulled and felted wool, cherry laminate, steel armature 5 x 7 x 5 feet

Kate Lorch and Welly Fletcher
Fulled and Felted: …of eighteen thousand
Fulled and felted wool, cherry laminate, steel armature
5 x 7 x 5 feet

Lee Maida Butch (2008) Polyester satin ribbon 29 x 33 inches

Lee Maida
Butch (2008)
Polyester satin ribbon
29 x 33 inches

Cyle Metzger Upside Under (2008) Tulle, eyehooks 60 x 30 x 23 inches

Cyle Metzger
Upside Under (2008)
Tulle, eyehooks
60 x 30 x 23 inches

Zak Monday Bleedy Eyes (2008), Mirror Twins (2008) (right) Installation view

Zak Monday
Bleedy Eyes (2008), Mirror Twins (2008)
(right) Installation view

Zanele Muholi Miss D’vine I (2007) C-Print 86.5 x 86.5 cm

Zanele Muholi
Miss D’vine I (2007)
C-Print
86.5 x 86.5 cm

Ali Naschke-Messing We are full of possibility (LightLine Series) 2009 Thread, glue, pigment, plumb line, wall, wooden floor covering with a missing corner. Site specific, dimensions variable

Ali Naschke-Messing
We are full of possibility (LightLine Series) 2009
Thread, glue, pigment, plumb line, wall, wooden floor covering with a missing corner.
Site specific, dimensions variable

Sheila Pepe Dr. Cach (2009) Crocheted shoelaces and yarn, rope with hardware 8 x 15 x 5 feet

Sheila Pepe
Dr. Cach (2009)
Crocheted shoelaces and yarn, rope with hardware
8 x 15 x 5 feet

Ramekon O'Arwisters Shaman’s Tunic (2007) Mixed media 5 x 3 feet

Ramekon O’Arwisters
Shaman’s Tunic (2007)
Mixed media
5 x 3 feet

Nora Renick-Rinehart and Nellie Kurz The Code Quilt (2008) Cotton bandannas, thread, yarn, hand and machine made quilting Queen sized

Nora Renick-Rinehart and Nellie Kurz
The Code Quilt (2008)
Cotton bandannas, thread, yarn, hand and machine made quilting
Queen sized

Lacey Jane Roberts Almost Always Here (2009) Hand knit yarn Dimensions variable

Lacey Jane Roberts
Almost Always Here (2009)
Hand knit yarn
Dimensions variable

Michael Sylvan Robinson The Robe of the Song of Union (2007-9) Mixed media, sculptural garments 5 x 3 feet

Michael Sylvan Robinson
The Robe of the Song of Union (2007-9)
Mixed media, sculptural garments
5 x 3 feet

Tim Roseborough Men (2008) video

Tim Roseborough
Men (2008)
video

Kjerstin Rossi Sequinlight or What Does a 24 year old Queer Girl Care About Stan Brakhage (2008-9) video

Kjerstin Rossi
Sequinlight or What Does a 24 year old Queer Girl Care About Stan Brakhage (2008-9)
video

Anila Rubiku Sewn Dreams (2004) Sewn linen Dimensions variable

Anila Rubiku
Sewn Dreams (2004)
Sewn linen
Dimensions variable

Jeremy Sanders Hand dyed, hand woven fabric (2006) Dimenions variable

Jeremy Sanders
Hand dyed, hand woven fabric (2006)
Dimenions variable

Jeannie Simms Margareta and Elizabeth the day after Elizabeth's contraception was removed [Yogyakarta, Indonesia] 2009 Archival pigment print 20 x 24 inches

Jeannie Simms
Margareta and Elizabeth the day after Elizabeth’s contraception was removed [Yogyakarta, Indonesia] 2009
Archival pigment print
20 x 24 inches

Catherine Telford Keogh Watching You, Watching Me (2008) Textiles, televisions, video camera 8 x 2.5 x 6 feet

Catherine Telford Keogh
Watching You, Watching Me (2008)
Textiles, televisions, video camera
8 x 2.5 x 6 feet

Rebecca Tess Orchids (2008) video

Rebecca Tess
Orchids (2008)
video

William Cricket Ulrich The Tie that Binds (2009) Mixed media assemblage: newspaper, leather strips, leather belts, and acrylic paint on manipulated & frayed canvas; curtain rod, rope 75" x 26"

William Cricket Ulrich
The Tie that Binds (2009)
Mixed media assemblage: newspaper, leather strips, leather belts, and acrylic paint on manipulated & frayed canvas; curtain rod, rope
75″ x 26″

Irene Waters ECHOS (empty clothes hang on show) (2008) Hand made paper Dimensions variable (Installation view)

Irene Waters
ECHOS (empty clothes hang on show) (2008)
Hand made paper
Dimensions variable (Installation view)

Anna Whitehead Great Kings (2009) Video

Anna Whitehead
Great Kings (2009)
Video

Angie Wilson Traditional Queer Double Wedding Ring Quilt (2009) Garment, fabric, thread 60 x 60 inches

Angie Wilson
Traditional Queer Double Wedding Ring Quilt (2009)
Garment, fabric, thread
60 x 60 inches

 

Threads Artists:

Adams, Atticus
Ahearn, Bren
Der Ananian, Greg
Baldwin, Mara
Ball, Jasper Gregory
Bazant, Micah & Ramstad, Emmett
Boudreaux, Zee
Boyer, Travis
Buitron, Michael
Claude, Teri
Clausen, Alex
Collins, Liz
Cros, Muriel
Cummings, Torreya
Ellsworth, Angela
Faulk, David & Johnstone, Michael
Fiveash, David
Gerard Romero, David
Gratland, Paige
Hammond, Harmony
Hanasik, Jason
Hellstern-Kjoller, Henriette
Hillman, Patrick
Hogan Finlay, Onya
Hubbard, Katherine
Huron, Sade
Indigo Girls
Kahn, Jesse M.
KillerBanshee
Lohner, Harold
Lopez, Steven Vasques
Lorch, Kate/Fletcher, Welly
Maida, Lee
Metzger, Cyle
Monday, Zak
Muholi, Zanele
Naschke-Messing, Ali
Pepe, Sheila
O’Arwisters, Ramekon
Rinehart/Kurz
Roberts, Lacey Jane
Robinson, Michael Sylvan
Roseborough, Tim
Rossi, Kjerstin
Rubiku, Anila
Sanders, Jeremy
Simms, Jeannie
Telford Keogh, Catherine
Tess, Rebecca
Ulrich, William Cricket
Waters, Irene
Whitehead, Anna
Wilson, Angie

 

REMIX was funded by The Zellerbach Family Fund and the San Francisco Arts Commission.

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