To our delight, the exhibition venue, Daniels Spectrum, was very professional and accommodating of how we wanted to hang our work. There was lots of breathing room around each piece in the lobby of the building. The foot traffic through the space was to total over 1,500 over the course of the week. As an arts hub, the venue is host to film screenings, conferences, performances and regular weekly programming for youth and families.
For exhibition opening, we chatted a little bit about how our journeys as artists came to be and how our paths crossed. We also touched on the very large subject of women’s work, and our concern with how domestic work is displayed for public viewing. That morning, I had read an article by curator Glenn Adamson that really struck a chord with me. For me, the most pressing quote from the piece was, “Craft matters.. because it is the art world’s best path to diversity.” I strongly encourage you to read the article. My art practice is increasingly interested in textile art and how it is viewed perceived by art audiences.