January 22 – May 31, 2009

/description from museum website/
Translated from Italian, “dare alla luce” is an idiomatic expression for giving birth: “to give to the light.” Drawing upon late Renaissance artist Jacopo Tintoretto’s painting The Origin of the Milky Way for inspiration, Greer recounts her own version of the Roman myth in which the milk of Juno’s breast rose to the sky to create the galaxy. Through countless small gestures of her craft, Greer employs humble handicraft processes and materials, executing her work through crochet, braiding, sewing and beading processes that use yarn, beads, shells, feathers and more. Merging the mythical and the mundane, Greer collapses the language and materials of the ordinary with the spectacular and the epic. The resulting work intertwines objects and space, resulting in an exuberant, sensual and visceral installation.

Organized and commissioned by Bellevue Arts Museum and curated by Stefano Catalani, Mandy Greer: Dare alla Luce is accompanied by an exhibition catalogue produced by Bellevue Arts Museum. The catalog will be available for purchase in The Gallery January 2009.

Museum of Contemporary Craft
724 Northwest Davis Street
tel 503.223.2654

Hours | Tuesday–Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM, Thursday 11 AM to 8 PM

more info: museumofcontemporarycraft.org/exhibitions/index.php?f=2009_01_greer

Artist Website: mandygreer.com/

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Side bar photos by Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley
set: flickr.com/photos/8721103@N02/sets/72157612763093692/

The video is a documentation of the installation of the Dare alla Luce show at Museum of Contemporary Craft taken from January 15th to the 20th.

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