Past Exhibition


Virginia Fifield, Urban Paradise # 1, 2008, 12 × 12” Mixed media

March 16, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Opening Reception:
March 16, 6-9pm

As an annual installation dedicated to Pleasurable, Lush, Utilitarian, Subjects of Humanity, PLUSH is a tactile mindscape. In its second year, Center Curator, Laura Marsh drafted an open call to artists. Artists who submitted incorporate overlooked materials and objects that symbolize gender roles and domesticity.


Textiles are inherently connected to the domestic environment. In the U.S., fiber art has often been mislabeled as craft or “women’s work,” however, in many countries, textile production is considered men’s labor. Some included works will explore traditional sewing and hand techniques, while others will navigate non-conventional sculptural methods. The artists included in the previous conversation explored anthropomorphism, body politics, class, morphing landscapes, multigenerational lineage, and popular culture.

Participating Artists:

Photo credit: Patricia Schnall Gutierrez
Steel Wool Dress Memoir, 2015, Brillo, Dimensions variable