Fiber sculptures explore gendered constructs, feminist ideologies, and the restraints of the body.
Stelo + Variable West Art Writing Resident Lusi Lukova considers the radical potential for care in text-based art.
SE Cooper Contemporary is honored to present Unfamiliar Thresholds, a solo exhibition by Padma Rajendran. The exhibition is on view from May 21st to June 25th, 2022. There will be an Opening Reception May 21st from 1-4pm, Gallery Hours are Saturday 11-5 and by appointment.
The artists selected for the exhibition test materials and technology, both
traditional and modern, incorporating handcrafted and industrial production.
Through clashing pattern combinations and personal storytelling, Padma Rajendran’s work interrogates the dualistic contradictions between culture and definitions of universal heritage.
Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade—undoing the knots as important as reknotting, reweaving to generate new points of connection and relation.
The work of Brackens and Lovell Williams (in distanced conversation with a variety of Black makers of disparate origins, including farmers, writers, and caregivers), centers notions of collaboration and community at the heart of Black makership.
Robinson’s work in Second Honeymoon uses humor, color, and abstraction to transform
commercial-based images into painted works on silk.
Quilt Bloc brings forth and puts into question the quilts on display: bringing together the local history of Oregon craft and textile work with contemporary artists who, in their work, tease apart expectations of craft objects, material realities, and dominant historical narratives.
Nigerian American artist Jite Agbro considers our changing and nuanced relationship to the built environment in her MadArt Studio exhibition, P. L .U. A. (Proposed Land Use Action).