Through May 13, 2023, at Houston’s Moody Center for the Arts, “Narrative Threads: Fiber Art Today” shines the spotlight on a new generation of international artists. Highlighted in the show are 44 pieces by 21 diverse talents at the forefront of fiber art today. Represented artists include Diedrick Brackens, Christina Forrer, Woomin Kim, Maria Nepomuceno and Patrick Quarm. The exhibition explores their use of a historic medium as a means of examining personal and political issues related to identity, gender, race, sexuality and power.
Curated by Moody’s executive director Alison Weaver, curator Frauke V. Josenhans and assistant curator Molly Everett, it features works ranging from small-scale thread drawings to monumental sculptural installments. Notably, it extends outside with a site-specific installation by Orly Genger that engages the architecture and surrounding landscape with built-up layers of recycled fishing rope.