In We/They, I began with a tally sheet for the trick-taking card game bridge. But rather than a dividing line separating the two sides of the score sheet, the black and white fringes or warp threads of we and they become the weft material that weaves in-between the dividing space.
The weft or “woof” (in old English) means the fill. It is the yarn that fills in the warp and creates imagery, pattern, and structure in the cloth. In this weaving of weavings, the middle section has a warp that was woven on a backstrap loom, filled in with the fringes of four digital-handwoven Jacquard fabrics.
Exploring the fluidity of constructed identities - we and they, warp and weft, the lens of so-called women’s work in contemporary fiber art, the symbols of backstrap weaving and indigeneity, and the progression of the digital – I wanted to consider how fixed-definitions and systems of making, through intersectional and/or embodied orientations, can challenge their own structure.
Eleanor Harwood Gallery, "O! 'darkly, deeply, beautifully blue,' As some one somewhere sings about the sky, -Lord Byron, Don Juan, 4.110", March 23 - April 13th, 2019
Kira Dominguez Hultgren, Gensler Visiting Artist Program, February 1st- March 31st, 2019
NADA House 2021, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, Governors Island, NY May 8th - August 1st, 2021 Kira Dominguez Hultgren, Gensler Visiting Artist Program, February 1st- March 31st, 2019 O! ‘darkly, deeply, beautifully blue,’ As some one somewhere sings about the sky, – Lord Byron, Don Juan, 4.110, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA, March 23rd - 13th, 2019