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Department ofArt and Art History

Common Thread

Common Thread

Exhibition Dates: Nov 13, 2023 - Feb 2, 2024

Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building
Art and Art History Gallery
Gallery Hours: M-F, 9am-4pm
Closure dates: Nov 23-24, 2023, Dec 22, 2023 to Jan 1, 2024, Jan 15, 2024

Featuring Artists: Alice Beasley, Michelle Kingdom, Kira Dominguez Hultgren

Artist Talk and Reception: Jan 18, 2024, 5-7pm, Dowd Lobby

Kira Dominguez Hultgren

Kira Dominguez Hultgren
In the Silence Between Mother Tongues, 2022
Silk from a salwar and chunni that my grandmother wore; two nalas; rope from my favorite Utah climbing gym; paracord; found wood, plastic, and metal loom bars, heddle rods, and shed rods; eye bolts; handspun wool; skin dyed and acid dyed wool; digital-hand woven fabric in mostly cotton, mohair, and metallics; various other yarns and cut up fabrics in cotton, wool, acrylic, linen, and mohair.
92" x 55" x 12"

This exhibition weaves three artists together through their shared interests in textiles and the narrative qualities found in their works. Each artist’s practice involves working in mediums considered traditional modes of female creative production. Yet, they present refreshingly non-traditional themes, complex intentions, diverse materials and innovative methods. Fabric, stitches, warp, and weft reveal concerns both personal and universal, while exploring identity, social justice, relationships, and memory. Common Thread is curated by Marianne K. McGrath, M.A. art curator and consultant.

This event is free and open to the public.

In compliance to ADA/504, please direct your accommodation request to Mitch Grieb at at least 72 hours prior to the event.

Exhibition photos coming soon