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The Significance of "Material"

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Sudden Appearance in Places Unknown, 2013 Found Embroidered Linens With Drawing and Embroidery 30" X 30" © Courtesy of the artist & The Lawndale Art Center
The Significance of "Material"

4912 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
November 22nd, 2013 - January 11th, 2014
Opening: November 22nd, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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WEBSITE:  
http://lawndaleartcenter.org/index.shtml
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
dnance@lawndaleartcenter.org
PHONE:  
713.528.5858
OPEN HOURS:  
M-F 10-5; S 12-5
TAGS:  
mixed-media, installation

DESCRIPTION

The first word Beth Secor remembers her mother teaching her is “material”. Secor explains, “I was probably around two and a half; my older sisters were in school, and the two of us were spending the morning as we usually did, in her room as she sewed. My mother is now 84 years old, has Alzheimer's, and doesn't remember what the word material means.” Secor’s installation in the Project Space is in honor of her mother, using her mother’s sewing patterns, sewing machines, thread and fabric designs as an inspiration for the installation. The installation itself combines these materials, as well as painted elements and text.