Soft Power is here! The exhibition opened on October 14, and the member opening party was on Friday, October 13.
Using traditional processes to create contemporary declarations of resistance, resilience, love, and rebuke, the exhibition explores the dynamic contrast between soft materials and so-called “hard” ideas. This engaging and provocative show presents cultural stereotypes, man’s impact on the environment, and healthcare access.
The textile-based works in Soft Power are declarations: potent expressions of care, rebuke, resistance, and resilience. These soft manifestations of cultural heritage – the natural, tangible, and intangible- amplify personal narrative and social criticism through process and materiality. Visitors are encouraged to join in the creation of a large-scale collaborative soft artwork within the gallery.