Sarasota Art Museum Presents
A Beautiful Mess: Weavers & Knotters of the Vanguard
Opening Feb. 25, exhibition showcases contemporary fiber artists challenging status quo
January 10, 2023
Although the materials and means of production vary for each artist featured in the exhibition, they all share a commonality in their pursuit to upheave the status quo, upending traditional perceptions about fiber arts. Mining personal and collective histories, these artists not only expand the definitions of fiber arts but also address significant political and sociocultural issues, including racism, sexism, and climate change.
For more information about participating artists, please refer to the attachment with this press release.
This exhibition is paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax revenues.
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