Collection: Diana Weymar | Uncommon Threads: The Tweets of Molly Jong-Fast
September 9 – October 8, 2022
The act of sewing is a process of emotional repair. – Louise Bourgeois
Planthouse is pleased to present Uncommon Threads.
Diana Weymar’s embroidery functions as a political tapestry, one that historicizes the recent past and reflects our current culture. Paradox is central to the work, as Weymar synthesizes pithy and biting political tweets with charming, nostalgic fabrics, handkerchiefs, and doilies that often possess ornate floral patterns and lacework. The result is equally tragic and satirical, a representation of our current political climate.
In Uncommon Threads, Weymar focuses her stitching and attention on the language of Molly Jong-Fast, a journalist and political commentator who uses her voice to question, challenge, and reckon with our current political climate. Although tweets may disappear from our screen, fading into the abyss of cyber-space, Weymar’s threaded stories allow us to consider our current context, the power of dissent, and what it means to live through political uncertainty.
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