Open Hours: Thursday- Saturday 4-7pm
21 North Lake Avenue Duluth, MN 55802

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We've asked local, national and international artists who work with the Fiber Arts, soft goods, leather and textiles if there is intentional resistance in the process or final aesthetic of their work.

Prøve is happy to welcome folks to join us to our space to see the dynamic and intersectional display of vulnerability and resistance on our walls. 


Participating Artists:
Candace LaCosse, Karen McTavish, Kirsten Aune, Scott Lunt, Eana Agopian, Joni Van Bockle, Katie Hargrave, Amber Ginsburg, Susan Hensel, Michaleen Melby, Eli Show, Madison May, Victoria Hancock, Jill Elizabeth, Nicole Cote, Clare Seal, Katrina Craig, Maria Gil, Nicolette Wakefield, Justyna Wolodkiewicz, Mahnoor Tahir, Sherell Cuneo, Kayla Ginsburg, Shelly Georgopulos

 

Narrative:

The fiber arts are more than simply a neutral medium because they are heavily intertwined with the history of sexuality and gender. For a contemporary artist to embrace and work with such history, they choose to engage with intent. They choose to create an intimate, vulnerable, and tactile experience through transformation. 
In a world where quantity is valued over quality and society takes more pride in commercial consumerism than in handmade goods, fiber artists resist. 

They express personal narratives through materiality that can allow itself to be fragile and delicate or jarring and loud, utilitarian or decorative. Thus the process, the final product, the concept and engagement with fibers becomes an act of resistance. 
The artist participates in the process of questioning, analyzing, and deconstructing assumptions and the hierarchies of values that have existed around gender, class, race, and ethnicity. 

Is there intentional resistance in the process or final aesthetic of your work?