This week’s artists revive craft techniques and discarded objects, giving these forms a new life and story.
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1. Adia Millett’s Objects of What Remains uses components of craft, including materiality, texture, layering, architectural façades, and repetition, to investigate memory and the concept of ghosts at Mixed Greens
2. In My God, It’s Full of Stars, collaborative team Kevin Cooley and Phillip Andrew Lewis expand the production of a common object, a vinyl record, into a metaphor for the cosmos at Pierogi
3. Henrique Oliveira’s cavernous series of tunnels crafted from reclaimed wood at Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade
4. A group of intrepid artists are working to reclaim the photograph as a unique and handmade object, through an entirely unexpected medium: embroidery at Robert Mann
5. In his Quilt series, Sanford Biggers appropriates antebellum quilts from the American South and renders them with acrylic, spray paint, silkscreen, embroidery, and fine art paper. The result depicts aggregate symbols from the Underground Railroad and sacred geometry, particularly the mandala at David Castillo Gallery
6. Jacob Magraw’s embroidered pieces are stations for thought and interpretation at Park Life Store