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.
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Artist Talk & Weaving Event “Become the Loom” Part II
Kira Dominguez Hultgren
Schedule · Saturday, February 29, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Artist Talk: Kira Dominguez Hultgren at Eleanor Harwood Gallery
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
“Become The Loom” Part II: A Participatory Weaving Event with Kira Dominguez Hultgren at MSP’s Atrium Steps
We are ecstatic to have Kira Dominguez Hultgren speak about Intrusions within the Eleanor Harwood Gallery on Saturday, March 29th, from 1-2PM. Kira will go around the space and discuss the concepts and techniques of each piece.
Following the talk, Kira will lead everyone out of the gallery and down to the Atrium Steps of the Minnesota Street Project building, where she will be leading a participatory weaving demonstration, “Become the Loom” Part II, from 2-3PM. Within the demonstration, your body acts like the loom and the distance between the other participant creates the tension, the large weaving needs, to take form!
Please RSVP for this FREE event through this LINK
Read Leora Lutz’s Essay
Coded, Recent Weavings by Kira Dominguez Hultgren
Eleanor Harwood Gallery welcomes San Francisco based art writer Leora Lutz for an Critic in Residence project on Saturdays June 9 and June 16 from 11 am to 5pm.
Leora Lutz has written an essay to coincide with our current solo exhibition, Wingspan by Kira Dominguez Hultgren. The essay prompts readers to assess weaving as a kind of code – akin to language and in conversation with various forms of technology. Visitors may come at any time during the above listed hours to see the work and dig deeper into Dominguez Hultgren’s materials and methods, or for conversation about art and life. Lutz looks forward to engaging with you and the art, and rethinking the roles of art galleries, educators and critics.
Lutz has been writing about art since 2005, and most extensively since 2012 for numerous online and print publications including SFAQ, Art Practical, artltd., Surface Design Journal, Elephant and Art News. She is the founder of Glossary Magazine (nontraditional art reviews) and its imprint Glossary Syndicate, a publisher of workbooks for writers, thinkers and dreamers.
DeWitt Cheng’s editorial review on Visual Art Source provides insight and understanding to Kira Dominguez Hultgren’s body of work in Wingspan.
Read the entire article here:
PDF: Visual Art Source – Dewitt Cheng Review – Wingspan V2
Link: Visual Art Source Review