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700 Spools of Thread (Keep it Together) by L. Mylott Manning

Chashama 266 Gallery
266 West 37th Street, 212-391-8151 x 26
April 3 - April 8, 2012
Reception: Thursday, April 5, 6 - 8 PM
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Gallery Hours 10 am – 8 pm daily Performance Hours 3pm – 7 pm daily

Artist reception, Thursday, April 5, 2012, 6 pm – 8 pm

Over the course of 6 days, Manning will transform the window front gallery space into a jungle of thread and fabric. The work is a continual performance, centering on a woman entwined in hundreds of spools of thread. These spools are constantly being fed into a gradually increasing number of sewing machines, operated by women stitching seemingly endless lengths of fabric.

700 Spools of Thread connects with it’s immediate surroundings within the garment district offering a street view glimpse into the often forgotten and anonymous world of seamstresses. Additionally, it highlights the multiple sometimes conflicting roles women are expected to play in today’s society.

L. Mylott Manning received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally from Portland to Manhattan and British Columbia to New Zealand.
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