Stitching Not Bitching / Hyperallergic

Allyson Mitchel, “Queer Un-Nation,” (2012). Yarn and felt, 36 x 48 in. (courtesy of the artist)

Allyson Mitchel, “Queer Un-Nation,” (2012). Yarn and felt, 36 x 48 in. (courtesy of the artist)

CHICAGO — John Chaich’s exhibition Queer Threads considers artworks that use craft aesthetics to reclaim, reimagine, and renegotiate previously accepted hierarchies of visual culture. Much like Chicago-based curator Danny Orendorff’s exhibition All Good Things Become Wild and Free, which considers artworks that utilize unconventional materials and the relationship between craft and affect, Chaich’s show gets into art’s knitty and knotty. Hyperallergic got in touch with Chaich to learn more about Queer Threads, which is currently on view at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in Manhattan.

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