Art: Unraveled: Textiles Reconsidered at the CAC

In Unraveled: Textiles Reconsidered, nine artists deconstruct and reanimate clothing, blankets, rugs and other fabrics into emblems of political and personal expression.

click to enlarge “Legacies” by Kari Steihaug
“Legacies” by Kari Steihaug

In

Unraveled: Textiles Reconsid

ered, nine artists deconstruct and reanimate clothing, blan

kets, rugs and other fabrics

into emblems of political and

personal expression.

Textiles are mined for their metaphors to explore aspects of identity and interconnectedness. Adrian Esparza’s “Dawn,” an azure weft spun around a grid of nails using a cheap serape’s single thread, may act as the exhibit’s skeleton key. It depicts, abstractly, a 1908 photograph of the Mount Adams incline, a long-demolished structure. Its title refers to the Procter & Gamble detergent — which Esparza reserves a certain nostalgia for — yet it could just as easily indicate artistic genesis. Read more about the exhibit here


Unraveled: Textiles Reconsidered is on display at the CAC through Aug. 14. More info: contemporaryartscenter.org.


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