We are pleased to present Feminist Fiber Art, a traveling exhibit, curated by Iris Nector, Tracy Cilona and Erika Paget.
Featuring: Julia Fioravanti (Seattle), Zoe Brookes (Seattle), Lada Neoberdina (France), Laura Castellanos (Seattle), Kook Teflon (Seattle), Christaleni Alifieraki (Greece), Aslı Alkan (Turkey), Hannah Claire Somerville (Oakland), Tal Fitzpatrick (Australia), Nicole Monjeau (London), Michelle Gauthier (Toronto), Miss Yvonne (L.A.), Kjersti Faret (Brooklyn), Jasmine Colahan (Brooklyn), Bren Ahearn (San Francisco), Katrina Majkut (Brooklyn), Lauren Leone (Boston), Camela Guevarra (Charleston), Angela McQuillan (Philadelphia), Tatiana Castillo (Colombia), Mareva Nardelli (Iceland), Justyna Wolodkiewicz (Poland) and more TBA!!!!
Feminist Fiber Art is a traveling art exhibit conceived by Iris Nectar in the summer of 2015 to "illustrate how feminists have been using the medium to subvert its history as "women's work" in colorful, fun, and sexually liberated ways." Nectar, an independent artist and curator was frustrated with the eternity of underrepresented women artists and activated by the rallying cry of Guerrilla Girls who underscore the meager representation of women artist's work featured in museums (3%) vs. how many women nudes are featured (83%). Equally important was the focus of Fiber Art. "We want to prove that fiber art, and all crafts are no lesser than “fine art” and that everything handmade has meaning. We want to encourage fine craftsmanship. "
"In response to this misogyny, we want to share our ideals of equality and inclusivity through the arts. We want our exhibit to be fun, to be sexy, to be inspiring. We want our exhibit to be accessible to the general public, which we hope to accomplish through a sense of humor and compassion, in order to encourage feminism for all. " Iris Nectar
Virago Gallery is thrilled to partner with Feminist Fiber Art and LA based artists and curator Erika Paget. We'll be posting participating artists as we get confirmations and look for some of the work to be featured in our on line shop!
We hope to see more collaborations in our future. Traveling exhibits, sister galleries, guest curators in the future!