February 13 – March 1, 2018
WORDS @ WORK
The Labor We Wear
featuring work by Rachel Breen and Alison Morse
Sewing Voices: The Labor We Wear is an image and text-based examination of two garment factory disasters: the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City (1911) and the collapse of garment factories inside Rana Plaza in Bangladesh (2013). By presenting evocative mixed-media work incorporating text, clothes, poems, sewing, sound pieces, drawings and performances, this exhibition encourages contemplation about our historic and present day relationship with the people who make the clothes we wear. The exhibit will evolve over time with visual artist Rachel Breen and poet Alison Morse creating a large scale drawing-poem that responds to these disasters.
Reception: February 15
6 – 8 pm with Poetry Readings at 7 pm
Poetry by Alison Morse, with special guest readers.
Performance Event: Friday, February 23
12 – 3 pm
Come by the gallery for a special sewing performance by Rachel Breen.
Sewing Voices: The Labor We Wear is part of a larger project, The Price of Our Clothes. This project was developed with funding from Rimon: The
Minnesota Jewish Arts Council and the Brin Jewish Arts Endowment.
March 11 – April 28, 2018
featuring work by Sonya Berlovitz
Sonya Berlovitz’s exquisite exhibition, Mumsy, features multi-media works, designed to represent the many ways she perceives her mother’s life. The multi-textural quality of the work is a testimonial to the complexity, colorfulness and depth of her character.
Reception: April 15
Featuring excerpts and readings from Familie
by Sonya Berlovitz, Barbra Berlovitz and Jennie Berlovitz
Free and open to the public.
March 15 – April 26, 2018
Im/migration and The Other
featuring work by Pamela Gaard, Steve Ozone & Susan Weinberg
This exhibit features captivating photographs and paintings of local immigrants, refugees and those who are considered outsiders by society. Pamela Gaard, Steve Ozone & Susan Weinberg document the faces and identities of these brave individuals and explore how their experiences have shaped their personal and cultural identities.
“You just know that you are a secondhand kind of person, and certain fields, certain places, you will never be able to get to.”
— An immigrant from the former Soviet Union
Closing Reception: April 26
6 – 8 pm