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Stamp Gallery Presents: Radical Threads

posted on July 17, 2019

Radical Threads at the Stamp Gallery

Opening Reception: Monday, July 22 from 6-7:30 (free and open to the public)

Exhibition runs July 22 - August 31, 2019


Featuring the works of Hazel Batrezchavez, Gulia Huber, and Katrina Majkut

How can artists use historically domestic art practices as vessels for resistance and change? For centuries, craftwork such as embroidery, knitting, and quilting has been practiced by women in the home. Despite requiring extensive skill and training, these feminine-coded mediums have rarely received the same exposure and appreciation as traditional fine art.

Radical Threads questions the lasting omission of women’s work from the field of fine art, while prompting the public to see domestic materials in a new light. Considering the intersection between the personal and the political, the exhibition brings attention to social and cultural issues that women still grapple with today.

The exhibition presents works in a variety of media — including embroidery, cross stitch, rug-weaving, sewing, and video work — by Hazel Batrezchavez, Gulia Huber, and Katrina Majkut. A pop-up library, created in collaboration with the Art Library at UMCP, will be available for visitors to further explore domestic art practices and the history and contributions of women artists.

Curated by Erin Allen 

Gallery Hours

Stamp Gallery Summer Hours:

Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: 12 - 5 pm
Tuesday: 12 - 5 pm
Wednesday: 12 - 5 pm
Thursday: 12 - 5 pm
Friday: 12 - 5 pm
Saturday: CLOSED


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Mission Statement

The gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging and/or academically engaging and that addresses broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming the gallery offers an outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunity. The gallery space can be used as a laboratory for emerging artists and curators to experiment and work through their ideas, emphasizing the importance of the process to contemporary artistic practice. The gallery serves by providing exhibitions of social responsibility and artistic substance, as well as by offering an educational forum in which dialogue between artist and viewer and art and community is encouraged.



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