Presentation by Merill Comeau, Fiberart International 2019 Artist

When:
May 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
2020-05-15T19:00:00-04:00
2020-05-15T19:15:00-04:00
Where:
Contemporary Craft - NEW LOCATION
5645 Butler Street
Pittsburgh
PA 15201
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michelle Browne
412-576-5462

By deconstructing and reconstructing textiles and altering clothing, Merill Comeau disrupts, reorders, and rebuilds real or imagined narratives.  Her stories take the shape of installations, garments, and murals that explore common human concerns and create narratives of repair and regeneration. She explores historical and contemporary women’s roles: the toil of the maker, the privilege of the wearer, the job of mothering, how to be a ‘good’ daughter, and societal expectations for sexual and emotional expression.

In addition to her solo studio practice, she works with communities to create collaborative works of art.  Committed to the use of visual expression as storytelling, transmitting knowledge, and teaching values, she facilitates the exploration of individual identity and participants’ commonalities, resulting in site-specific installations and collaborative wall hangings.