Flex Your Textiles II

Andy, JJ, and Michael in Will Munro's three-way underwear Sarah Saltzman's parachute over the entrance radical quilting bee, part of installation view including work by Chris Bogia, Aurora Pellizzi and Clar Mapes Peace Core Tour's chalets, Edie Fake & Dewayne Slightweight. Rug, Susie Brandt & Kristine Woods. dress, Andrea Zittel; portrait, Donnie & Travis wallpiece, Andrea Zittel; floorpiece, Arlo Hoffman; tent, Saviour Scraps table & stumps, Leidy Churchman; smudge stick, Jeanine Oleson; photo collage, Paul Kopkau Nancy Brooks Brody banner, Jen Smith; felt painting, Diana Dart; costume, Kant Smith; off-loom weaving, Donnie & Travis Matt Savitsky banners, Lynne Chan; rug, Susie Brandt; pillows, Chicks on Speed an army of lovers cannot fail John & Dewayne Peace Core Tour opening performance, Edie Fake & Dewayne Slightweight Peace Core Tour opening performance, Edie Fake & Dewayne Slightweight Peace Core Tour opening performance, Edie Fake & Dewayne Slightweight Peace Core Tour opening performance, Edie Fake & Dewayne Slightweight Peace Core Tour opening performance, Edie Fake & Dewayne Slightweight Peace Core Tour opening performance, Edie Fake & Dewayne Slightweight Peace Core Tour opening performance, Edie Fake & Dewayne Slightweight Peace Core Tour opening performance, Edie Fake & Dewayne Slightweight Pon-a-thon

Flex Your Textiles
Is a coming out.

With both historically humble and ornate, masterful style, we are re-invigorating textile traditions and creating our own.

What is your process?
What are your techniques?

How do you map your desire in sequins?
What do you do with your menstrual blood, ropes, cast-off fabric, dyes, napkins, and felt when you are alone.
What rhythms do you create with your crochet?
Whose ghost is being evoked?
What ancient weaving tradition is having a revival in your kitchen studio?

Flex Your Textiles happened for the first time in a vacant apartment in Williamsburg in the Spring of 2006. This weekend exhibit at John Connelly Presents is the second offering put forth by Travis Boyer, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, and Donnie Cervantes.

Flex Your Textiles II included the work of the following artists:
Antony, Matteah Baim, Jay Battle, Bianca Beck, Samara Blume, Chris Bogia, Susie Brandt, Nancy Brooks Brody, AK Burns, Ann Burton, Michael Capotosto, Lea Cetera, Lynne Chan, Chicks on Speed, Leidy Churchman, Diana Dart, Jocelyn Davis, Davina Drummond, Keltie Ferris, Discoteca Flaming Star, Rhis Gaitano, Liz Glyn, Jordan Hancock, K8 Hardy, Ryan Harman, Arlo Hoffman, Onya Hogan Finlay, Donna Huanca, Ian Hundley, Marc Hundley, Paul Kopkau, Michael Magnan, Clar Mapes, Morse McWreath, James Morrison, Ulrike Mueller, Will Munro, Jeanine Oleson, Aurora Pellizzi, Sheila Pepe, Michael Powers, Pat Reese, Emily Roysdon, Matt Savitsky, Sarah Saltzman, Savior Scraps, Jen Smith, Kant Smith, Shinique Smith, Abby Walton, Kristine Woods, Andrea Zittel

And performances on opening night, July 28th, six to eight pm by Edie Fake & Dewayne Slightweight and Will Munro.

Saturday July 29th, from one to six pm, we will host the Pon-a-thon, a participatory craft action open to the public.

Sunday July 30th, from one to six pm, a radical quilting bee will also take place at the gallery. All are welcome to join.

July 2006