Displacing Structures

June 22
 - August 17, 2024
Traditional fiber techniques are expanded upon to reveal and embrace the personal, queer bodies, and the tensions between structure and aberration.
Curation
Fafnir Adamites
Works by
Fafnir Adamites, Molly Haynes, José Santiago Perez, Jade Yumang, and Tomorrow, Asteroid x Jeanne Medina Le
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In Displacing Structures, traditional methods of weaving, netting, lacemaking, and basketry techniques are expanded upon to reveal and embrace personal and shared experiences, queer bodies and the tensions between structure and aberration. Traditional and unconventional materials come together to reveal forms that hold, frame, expand and otherwise make room for the permeable edges. 

The grid acts as a visual framework for these artists to investigate place, identity and belonging. Grids can be comforting in their clean predictability like the map of a well-defined city. However, the strict edges leave no room for the inherent disorder of a community. Languages, bodies, desires, abilities and anomalies of all kinds need spaces to breathe and thrive. Agency and self-awareness come in acts of disruption. Straying from pattern allows room for critique of power structures, imposed binaries and systems of oppression.