Hand & I:
Saving the World
One Stitch at a Time

Schmidt Center Gallery: November 9, 2019 – February 1, 2020
Opening: Friday, November 8, 2020 • 6 pm -7:30 pm
Curator: Yulia Tikhonova

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Curator Yulia Tikhonova wrote about the exhibition: “Hand & I brings together 24 artists who use the delicate medium of embroidery to address society’s most pressing issues. While the Hand patiently makes stitch after stitch— straight, backwards, stem, chain or blind—the I presided over a resounding call for resistance to inhumane social policy. These artists address the difficult problems of climate, race, gender, immigration, and the U.S. prison system—their needlework a cri de coeur for social justice.” The exhibition will feature several of the artists that were in Hand & I at the Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Program as well as several artists who are being added for the FAU iteration.


Selected Artists:
Amezkua, Blanka
Collins, Liz
Fanny, Allie
Fulterer, Cristine & Scherrer, Gabrielle
Schaer, Miriam
Lucas, Annie
Hunt, Barb
Materson, Ray
Wilson, Angie
Diamond, Erika
Cueva, Ana de La
Majkut, Katrina
Mason, Noelle
Breen, Rachel
Johnson, Merrit
Gross, Shannon
Khurana, Swati
Molina, Aurora
Brant, Pip
Kocabasi, Sibel
Spiller, Micki


Detail shots of Fanny Allie, Man Bare Feet, 2018; Liz Collins Skins 2010-19; Barb Hunt #Me Too Tarana Burke, 2015;
Gabrielle Fulterer & Christine Scherrer As if, 2013