You are cordially invited to the opening reception of "Papercuts and Pinpricks", an exhibition featuring new works by Kai Margarida-Ramirez and Gwen Shockey. Through the mediums of drawing, paper cutting, and embroidery, this show provides two unique perspectives on sexuality, politics, and women's bodies while redefining the role of craft mediums in
Kai Margarida-Ramirez (www.kaicita.com) is from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she learned papel picado, the Mexican folk tradition of paper cutting. Her paper cutting and embroidery reveal a unique border aesthetic and thematic perspective. Always with a sense of wit and irony, her
delicate work examines sexuality, popular culture, her family history and her own experience of walking the line between cultures.
Gwen (www.gwenshockey.com) is from central New Jersey and currently lives in Harlem in New York City. Her artwork explores layers of subversive sexuality and urban anxiety through personal, political narrative and symbolic imagery. New work shown in "Papercuts and Pinpricks" utilizes the traditional craft technique embroidery as a mechanism of upholding
ownership of the self and a means toward the protection of the female body
Thursday, June 7th, 2012
Featuring Guest DJ Silent J
Artwork for sale by the artists.
The Walkway at reBar
147 Front Street
F train to York St.
A or C train to High St.
2 or 3 train to Clark St.
I hope to see you all there!