With Karen Hampton, mixed-media textile artist Saturday, October 8th, 2016, 10 a.m. Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum
Admission: Free for current members of the Textile Arts Council $5 for students and members of the FAMSF, $10 General Admission
I am a conceptual artist working with narrative storytelling and re-memory. My artwork is steeped in oral history and is an expression of the unconscious. I think of myself as a griot (storyteller), I impart conceptualized stories about the “other” in society. Whether reflecting on my childhood or my visions of my ancestors’ lives, my goal is always to stand up for the under-represented and tell an expanded American story. I believe every time my weft crosses the warp or my needle pierces the cloth, I reach through another layer of the scorched earth that slavery has left behind and revealed another bit of our collective historical conscience.