Transformer proudly presents Queer Threads: CURIOUS SPACES – an exhibition collaboration exploring how artists are remixing fiber and textile tradition to explore contemporary LGBTQ+ identities and ideas.


Zoe Schlacter
at Transformer
September 26 – November 14, 2020

André Terrel Jackson

at The Corner at Whitman-Walker
September 26 – October 24, 2020

Organized by Transformer and Queer Threads curator John Chaich, Queer Threads: CURIOUS SPACES features solo artist installations by emerging queer artists at Transformer and The Corner at Whitman-Walker. Additional online programming is presented in partnership with guest artists, The George Washington University Museum & The Textile Museum, and American University’s Fine Art Department & The American University Museum. Queer Threads: CURIOUS SPACES is supported in part by an award Transformer received from The National Endowment for the Arts.

Queer Threads: CURIOUS SPACES celebrates the six-year anniversary of Queer Threads – an evolving exhibition, initially presented at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art that featured an international, intergenerational mix of 30 contemporary artists exploring queer identity by remixing fiber craft traditions. The Washington, DC presentation of Queer Threads: CURIOUS SPACES celebrates Transformer’s ongoing collaboration with curator John Chaich, and seeks to engage and expand audiences for inventive and evolving visual expression. As social distancing continues to refine exhibition experiences, audiences will engage with works through each venues’ glass doors or windows.

Queer Threads: CURIOUS SPACES calls on the haptic power of fiber & textile to curiously reveal the textured spaces that queer lives are boldly and sensitively claiming today,” notes Chaich. “Given the common urge to touch fiber & textile, viewing Schlacter and Jackson’s colorful work through street-front windows evokes a curio cabinet, retail window, terrarium, or circus sideshow. There’s an exhibitionistic/voyeuristic pleasure in viewing fiber art this way.”

Image Credits: Detail of Zoe Schlacter: Darn, 2020; André Terrel Jackson, Williams, 2017

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