October 17, 2014

Elana Adler

You Are My Duchess

Brooklyn-based artist Elana Adler uses the traditional craft of an embroidery sampler to outline the crude things said to her by street harassers. The series is titled You Are My Duchess, and features small, decorative pieces of needlework (which historically feature bible stories or other imagery) that say some negative, disgusting things. Adler stores each saying in an elaborate frame, and writes in her artist statement:

This series of thirty-two (plus) samplers is intended to be provocative and evoke emotion. It is a contemporary feminist interpretation of women’s work and an objectification of my personal experience. Each captures a moment, giving these words a visual presence, a power, and a state of concreteness. These words were hurled casually and heard quickly but required hours of time-consuming, careful stitching.
The physically delicate, traditionally feminine, form of the piece engages the viewer and confronts him/ her with a sweetness that may mask its crassness and vulgarity.

September 21, 2014

Michelle Kingdom


September 8, 2014

Mounira Al Solh

All Mother Tongues Are Difficult

six to seven embroideries of mostly white text on black background 36 x 64 cm each, 2014

six to seven embroideries that transgress the form of a video still and the white text on black background in silent films in order to register a temporary synthesis of my research on language in relation to

1-the voice.

2-the written foussha in arabic as opposed to local vernacular(s).

3-appropriations of expressions from other languages into the arabic and how that is included in a few popular lebanese songs. The poetry all this can generate.

4- difficulties of pronouncing foreign letters such as the “p” for those who don’t have the “p” in their alphabet, such as in the case of the arabic language.

5- immigrants and refugees’ notes in their language and in new language(s) they’ve learned or they are learning at older ages due to the fact that they have moved to a european country where they are trying to settle, and ask for citizenship after passing a language exam. In this case we speak about Belgium and the flemish and french languages. 

August 29, 2014
Julia Cockburn

Julia Cockburn

August 17, 2014

Sophia Narret


July 3, 2014

Embroidery works by Evelin Kasikov

May 8, 2014

Works by Petra Börner

April 9, 2014

Embroidery works by Alaina Varrone

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March 28, 2014

Works by Hinke Schreuders

March 1, 2014

Embroidery on canvas by Ana Teresa Barboza.