November 18, 2023 @ 11:00 am - January 7, 2024 @ 4:00 pm
Art & History Museums – Maitland
(Un)Common Thread showcases the works of three significant and culturally diverse emerging and mid-career artists working in the medium of fiber art. Plan your visit here>>
- Eugene Ofori Agyei is a ceramic sculptural artist and an educator originally from Ghana, now living in Gainesville, and a recent winner of The Pathways 2022: The Carlos Malamud prize from the Rollins Museum. He describes his work as, “memories, without voice yet want to be heard. I reveal these unspoken stories of beauty, migration, and my cultural history through my sculpture”.
- The next artist is Alisha McCurdy Holzman. Primarily embodying sculptural and installation forms, McCurdy’s art borrows craft-based techniques that are familiar to Appalachia and the coal fields of Western Pennsylvania, where she grew up.
- Jacob Z. Wan is the third artist. He defines himself as a contemporary book artist, crafting conceptual books and poetic fiber art to explore his identity, sexuality, and relationships as a Chinese-American gay man.
The artists’ unique personal stories and histories play a major role in the exhibition. The resulting conversations between their works will examine the overlap between environmental and social issues as well as the wide-ranging possibilities and applications of their overlapping mediums.