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SAN JOSE–Closing reception and artist panel: Queer Threads

August 19, 2023 @ 3:30 pm7:00 pm

$5 – $10
Promo image for Queer Threads closing artist reception with quad of four artist portraits.

SAN JOSE- To commemorate the closing of Queer Threads, the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles invites you to a reception and artists talk on Saturday, August 19. Featured artists Craig Calderwood, dani lopez, and Richard-Jonathan Nelson will discuss their work and join guest moderator Elena Gross (Co-Director, Berkeley Art Center) for a conversation on how queerness informs their unique approaches to fiber and textile art.Free with museum admission.

Queer Threads – Closing reception and artist talk

When: Saturday, August 19, 2023

Turner, Gilliland, Finlayson and Porcella Galleries – San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

CLOSING ARTIST PANEL 3:30 pm to 5 pmCLOSING RECEPTION5 pm to 7 pm

About the exhibition: Queer Threads is a traveling group exhibition and coffee-table book exploring contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer experiences through fiber and textile traditions.

This latest iteration of the 2014 exhibition at the Leslie-Lohman Museum in NYC spotlights 35 artists with roots in the American West, Northwest, and Southwest, as well as work from the museum’s collection. From the impeccably finished to the intentionally raw, many works are fully executed through thread-based processes such as crochet, embroidery, quilting, and weaving, while others interact with animation, clay, light, metal, and photography. Each artist’s use of material choices and technical finishes suggest poetic and subversive intentions.

Although all of the featured artists are LGBTQ-identified or allies, not all of the content explicitly is—and that’s perfectly queer in this context. By breaking through binaries of art and craft, male and female, gay and straight and beyond, the exhibition embraces differences and encourages experimental approaches to hand and machine textile practices.

For more information, visit https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/.

This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant

Details

Date:
August 19, 2023
Time:
3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost:
$5 – $10
Grant Line:
Website:
https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/upcoming-exhibitions

Venue

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 South 1st Street
San Jose, California 95113 United States
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