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form & concept Gallery
Gallery in Santa Fe, NM


Jul 31 2020 - Oct 10 2020


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Live Wire: Materials of a Revolution

(July 2020) form & concept is delighted to present Live Wire, a juried and invitational group exhibit made in collaboration with New Mexico’s Española Valley Fiber Arts Center. Encompassing the gallery’s entire atrium and ground floor, Live Wire showcases contemporary fiber work by emerging and established textile artists whose work explores the turmoil and transformation of social and political upheaval. Select artists on view include Tamara Burgh, Erika Diamond, Nika Feldman, c marquez, and Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, among several others.

“Fiber is the material of revolution,” writes Co-Juror and Gallery Director Jordan Eddy. “Think of Betsy Ross stitching an early version of the American flag or Eugène Delacroix’s Liberty holding colors aloft to usher in the French Revolution. In recent decades, fiber artists from Judy Chicago to Faith Ringgold have provided potent kindling for social and political movements.” Live Wire will explore fiber’s remarkable ability to conduct world-changing ideological currents.

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