Kira Dominguez Hultgren “I Was India: Embroidering Exoticism” at SJMQT featured in the “To Do List” KQED Newscast


Using two Punjabi phulkaris embroidered by a relative around 1925 as a starting point, Bay Area artist Kira Dominguez Hultgren traces themes of colonialism, contemporary exoticism and craft in I Was India: Embroidering Exoticism. Her woven work, large-scale and vibrant, incorporates a variety of textures and materials, including climbing rope, wool, Indian cotton and Chinese silk. The show starts March 4, 2020 and runs through April 12, 2020.

Newscast Published Feb 27, 2020 2:44 PM, Sarah Hotchkiss

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