Sabrina Gschwandtner - Hands at Work
Jun 03, 2017 — Aug 26, 2017
Shoshana Wayne Gallery is pleased to present "Hands at Work" by Sabrina Gschwandtner. This is the Los Angeles-based artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.
"Hands at Work" is a study of hands, craft, and montage, composed of eleven quilts constructed from 16 mm film presented in light boxes, and a large-scale video. The film footage comes from a collection of 16 mm educational films that were de-accessioned from the Fashion Institute of Technology and given to Gschwandtner by Anthology Film Archives. Since 2009, when she first began cutting and sewing them into configurations based on popular American quilt motifs, these films have served as rich source material for the artist. The films describe the making of textiles for cultural, political and daily uses.