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STITCH – Interactive Artist Demonstration: Merill Comeau “Gender Messages”
March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
STITCH: Syntax / Action / Reaction artist Merill Comeau presents “Gender Messages” in conjunction with her sculpture “Foundational Garments”, a series of her deceased mother’s shirts that have been deconstructed and reconstructed to tell family narratives of how she was taught to be female. Comeau will be in the gallery interviewing visitors about the messages they received from elders about what behaviors were considered appropriate for their biological gender. These collected messages may be used by Comeau in the future, either in audio form or embroidered as text on works of art exploring the tension between what family elders want to impart and what offspring want to become.
Featured in the Boston Globe, A ‘STITCH’ in time: Exhibit embraces textiles’ meaning, social history