Stephanie Hargrave: Feb. 1-25, 2018

Paper Quilt (detail)

Obeisance/Derision

Stephanie Hargrave
Feb. 1-25, 2018
Opening: First Thursday, February 1st, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays, Noon – 5 p.m. or by appt.
Artist Talk: Second Saturday, Feb. 10th, 1-2 pm

Statement

Obeisance/Derision both honors and mocks. One section features an installation homage to nature using wood, encaustic, wire, paper, thread, yarn, sterling and clay. A second section features encaustic paintings and porcelain sculptures that mock the current administration. The body of work as a whole espouses the idea that art​ making itself is a political act. By persisting in a meaningful career that rarely pays well, ​the artist’s​ ​values are on display. She ch​o​se​​ humble materials and employs several techniques considered ‘feminine’, like hand stitching and crochet, in response to the sexism within government, Hollywood, and throughout society.

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