Case Studies features 14 artists who have been invited to intervene with re-purposed, salvaged museum display cases. The majority of these cases were donated to Gallery Aferro by George Washington’s Mt. Vernon Estate’s Museum, as well as from New York Historical Society and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Large, elegant, dark wood displays, previously used for a traveling exhibition of replica objects from Washington’s life, as well as plexiglass vitrines and pedestals, will be transformed by artists from across the East Coast for a contemporary vision, creating a diverse and unique experience for the viewers because in effect each is creating an exhibit within an exhibit.
In February 2018, Gallery Aferro, in cooperation with several cultural and historical institutions including George Washington’s Mt. Vernon Estate Museum, will open a group exhibition with artists working in cabinets, vitrines, platforms, and pedestals. My work will be included and the pieces I’m making focus on women in American history. This piece is an installation I did inside a similar glass display case in a previous exhibition.
Artists selected for Rewoven display extreme creativity in intuiting and formulating laws to redefine and reshape fiber art ideas, practice, and content. In pursuit of a radical agenda, compelling voices reexamine innovation, social justice, and art history in a new context.