I am collecting squares for a collaborative patchwork to be exhibited in March 2018 and beyond.
Anyone and everyone are invited to follow the NO Patchwork pattern I designed, to make their own piece to be included with others in a large patchwork wall hanging. Some basic sewing skills are necessary, but easy to learn!
I am interested in what people are saying NO to, and I want to bring many voices together in one space. The piece will first be exhibited during my solo exhibition at the Taber Art Gallery at Holyoke Community College in Western Massachusetts in March 2018, and at later public events and exhibitions. Participants will send me their patchwork and brief words on their experience of NO, and I will build a large patchwork out of the pieces, as well as make a multimedia piece from the statements. The piece will be shown with my large NO: You Do Not Have My Consent patchwork, my EQUITY NOT EQUALITY banners, and other new work that is about confrontation.
The NO patchwork originated from the empowering act of saying NO; it's relationship to sexual consent and political strong-arming; and the socialization that tells many women that they should always be agreeable and accommodating. I am interested in hearing from all genders and perspectives on what you need to say NO to.
+ Send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line reading "NO Patchwork"
+ I will write you back ASAP with a PDF of instructions on how to make the patchwork and where to send it
+Send your finished patchwork in the mail and email me to let me know it is on the way- include a statement of what you say NO to or your experience of saying NO
+All works must arrive to me by FEBRUARY 15th
+The work will be exhibited during the month of March in Holyoke Mass, with all participants credited, and I will keep you updated on future exhibitions and events where it will be shown
+I will send you complete documentation of the installation for your use
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