Ellen Schinderman curated the first portion of her modern needlepoint exhibit House is Where The Needle Marks at (Sub)Urban Home, with a second round of art to adhere to on Saturday, June 16th at PopTART gallery. Following developing a network of artists operating within the medium through personal interactions and social media web sites like Flickr, Ellen assembled a group that is genuinely pushing the boundaries of concept and subject matter. For example, Mark Bieraugel presented a number of pieces that featured the titles of porno mags he utilized to preserve hidden in his space as a teenager, which were hand sewn onto camouflage patterns – in essence, nonetheless maintaining them hidden. There was also Robert Marbury who took pictures of graffiti in bathroom stalls and turned them into circular pieces that you’d expect to see in a wonderful little old lady’s property, except for the reality they say factors like “I heart boobs” and “I heart dicks for din-din.”
Not all the artists in the exhibit had erotic tones although. Xiang Gao’s piece had to do with his private geography and utilized this fascinating approach of embroidering onto a transparent layer so it appeared as even though the thread was suspended mid air. Or, there was Sarah Corbett from The Craftivist Collective who created needlepoint bombs to location around the city as good reminders, which say issues like ”Charity begins at home, but ought to never finish there” and “People who are homeless are not social inadequates. They are individuals with out homes.”
Due to the beauty of the Internet, the artists in the show came from all more than the globe, and even though their practices are as distinct as salt and pepper the perform all fit beautifully with each other.