Sample Home: Wall Work by Amy Meissner

Sample Home: Wall Work by Amy Meissner

Textile artist Amy Meissner gathers cast-off and salvaged women’s handwork, household textiles, and found objects. In these artifacts, she sees the tracings of women’s knowledge, decisions, and intentions. Her quilted art made for vertical display, which incorporates these objects, emerges as an amalgam of traditional handwork and female points of view, of historic roles and contemporary complaints, which serve to expose women’s emotional, physical, and literal labor.

Meissner states: "I see this work as the visual representation of the familiar acts of womanhood I know deeply, juxtaposed with an otherworldly wisdom I’m always left grasping for."

Pumphrey Family Gallery

Event Date
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 to Saturday, June 26, 2021