Opening Reception: Monday, July 22 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Featuring the works of Hazel Batrezchavez, Gulia Huber, and Katrina Majkut
How can artists use historically domestic art practices as vessels for resistance and change? For centuries, craftwork such as embroidery, knitting, and quilting has been practiced by women in the home. Despite requiring extensive skill and training, these feminine-coded mediums have rarely received the same exposure and appreciation as traditional fine art.
Radical Threads questions the lasting omission of women’s work from the field of fine art, while prompting the public to see domestic materials in a new light. Considering the intersection between the personal and the political, the exhibition brings attention to social and cultural issues that women still grapple with today.
The exhibition presents works in a variety of media — including embroidery, cross stitch, rug-weaving, sewing, and video work — by Hazel Batrezchavez, Gulia Huber, and Katrina Majkut. A pop-up library, created in collaboration with the Art Library at UMCP, will be available for visitors to further explore domestic art practices and the history and contributions of women artists.
Curated by Erin Alle
The Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland is located at 1220B Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. For more information visit thestamp.umd.edu/stamp_gallery.