Miami Wynwood Arts District Visual Arts

Women Weavers: The Warp of History

Women Weavers: The Warp of HistoryFriday, September 14, 6pm-9pm – Ideobox Artspace, 2417 North Miami Ave, Miami Wynwood Arts District

The word textile comes from the Latin “texere” which means “to weave”, “to braid” or “to construct,” and is the common root of words like text and textile. There is a discourse that flows between the threads and the fabrics of the artworks by the women artists participating in this exhibition. They weave worlds as incarnations of the mythic Arachne, transforming the techniques of weaving in a practice that invokes a common memory. Through their pieces, they transfer memories of ancestral cultures into contemporary art. Their works reconnect us with nature and respond to the calling of what we have lost in history and now needs to be interwoven in our visions. As such, the spectator should walk carefully and attentively through the threads that connect the artworks of these contemporary artists.