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Entwined: Ritual Wrapping and Binding in Contemporary Southern Art Exhibition Opening
/// March 28, 2020
Today is the opening of the exhibition, Entwined, on view through August 30. Drawing inspiration from the traditions of various cultures such as Haitian Voudou, Appalachian broom-making, Calabrian silk production, Peruvian rope coiling and Congo Nkisi, these contemporary Southern artists engage wrapping and binding as a symbolic aesthetic device, and often as a ritual practice within their work. Through wrapping, painting, weaving, coiling, drawing, or knotting, each artist binds their own unique and thoroughly contemporary vision to an ancient, universal and very human practice. Entwined will feature works by Friendswood Brooms, Jeffrey Cook, Sonya Yong James, Susan Jamison, Sharon Kopriva, Kristin Meyers, Susan Plum, Ashley Pridmore, Elizabeth Shannon, Ed Williford and Sarah Zapata.
Image: Kristen Meyers, She Boxes, 2019, Mixed media, Collection of the artist