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  • Spaceworks 540 President Street, Basement Brooklyn, NY, 11215 United States (map)

September 15 - October 1, 2017
Opening Reception: September 15, 6-9pm

Borrowed is a collection of works inspired by textile techniques and traditions. There has been a longstanding debate about the value of the fine or “high arts” verses craft or the “applied arts.” As a part of the later, weaving, sewing, embroidery, etc. have historically been relegated to a lower status than the more celebrated arts of painting, drawing and sculpture. The tastemakers and writers of art history, themselves predominantly Eurocentric and male, viewed textiles as too utilitarian, too feminine, and too steeped in tradition to be a valid mode of expression. 

However, many of today's artists are unconcerned with this distinction. Rather than embracing limiting philosophies and labels, these makers intersperse textile techniques, traditions and concepts into their art. With one foot in each world, these artists see the infinite potential of textiles to push their art in new and innovative ways.

Borrowed includes collage, painting and sculpture by Jean Alexander Frater, Tegan M. Brozyna, Delphine Hennelly, Taylor McMahon and Rose Nestler.

The exhibition and the opening reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 12 - 3pm or by appointment. For press inquires and additional information please contact or visit