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Summer Reading

Crystal Cawley

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Aug 14, 2020 – Sep 30, 2020
On View in the Poster Case

Artist Statement
Summer Reading is a collection of textile work that grew from the things I am reading this summer. For a long time, what I read has been an impetus for the art I make. I may only remember a few words or a phrase, and may not remember exactly where I read them, but these words find their way in, sometimes as a title, maybe as text combined with or forming an image. I’ve been working with vintage textiles for some time, and I had a notion that printing and stitching words from the range of things I’ve been reading might prove worthwhile. 

Reading material (that I can remember)

Epidemics: How to Meet Them, 1919, author unknown

Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo

how to be both, Ali Smith

killing rage, bell hooks

Many articles in print and online 

My Heart But Not My Heart, Stephanie Cawley

“Recitatif,” Toni Morrison 

Sister Outsider, Audre Lorde

Stuck Rubber Baby, Howard Cruse

Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring, Richard Gergel

Whose Body? Dorothy L. Sayers

Women, Race & Class, Angela Y. Davis

Your Art Will Save Your Life, Beth Pickens

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