July 1 – 31st, 2021
Open: Fridays, July 16 and 30 and all Saturdays
Hours: 11am-4pm or by appointment
First Thursday Opening Reception: July 1, 5-8pm
Meet the Artists: Saturday, July 10, 11am-4pm
Hand-sewn garments surface suppressed emotions in Kara Mia Fenoglietto’s “Ballad of the Dolls.” Using vintage decorative fabrics and handmade crafted objects she’s spent years collecting, she creates pieces that hope to expose the emotions she imagines some of their creators suppressed. Her new body of work explores how women experienced the performance of gender roles.
“You can see the hand-stitched threads that others have put their labor into,” Fenoglietto says. “Imagine them spending hours crocheting doilies by hand while their husbands were at work.” For Fenoglietto, art becomes a mechanism for empathy and reconsideration of patriarchy.