Uncommon Threads: The Tweets of Molly Jong-Fast
September 9 – October 8, 2022
Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 6-8pm
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.
Diana Weymar is an artist and activist. She grew up in the wilderness of Northern British Columbia, studied creative writing at Princeton University, and worked in ﬁlm in New York City.
She has worked on projects with Build Peace (in Nicosia, Bogota, Zurich, and Belfast), the Arts Council of Princeton, the Nantucket Atheneum, the W.E.B. Du Bois Center at UMass Amherst, the University of Puget Sound, The Zen Hospice Project (San Francisco), the Peddie School, Open Arts Space (Damascus, Syria), Trans Tipping Point Project (Victoria, BC), New York Textile Month, Textile Arts Center (Brooklyn, NY), The Wing (NYC and SF), Alabama Chanin, and Alison Cornyn’s Incorrigibles project, as well as Syrian journalist and activist Mansour Omari. She is a judge / presenter for All Stitched Up at the University of Puget Sound. She has also curated exhibitions at the Princeton, NJ headquarters of Fortune 500 company, NRG Energy, and exhibits for the Arts Council of Princeton.
Diana is the creator and curator of Interwoven Stories and The Tiny Pricks Project, both of which are open for public participation. Her work has been exhibited and collected in the United States and Canada.
An 80-page catalog will accompany the exhibition.