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is an intimate look into the private and imaginary world of life partners Leo Chiachio and Daniel Giannone. Their self-referential stitched embroideries depict the artists in various landscapes, often disguised as indigenous people and include their beloved dachshund, Piolin. Their embroidered stitcheries range from intimate small scale portraits to lavishly embellished pieces with carefully rendered details of their faces, clothing and environment.
Earthly Paradise: Memory, Myth, Metaphor
features large scale quilted allegorical textiles that are inspired by medieval tapestries, mega-fauna and life-size proportions. A Bee—the creative collective of Carrie Houseman and Darbury Novoselic—create visually complex and graphic pieces that evoke a personal and symbolic world of mythological characters, figurative elements, animals and stylized flowers. Houseman and Novoselic combine their own original prints, often mirrored and repeated with an abundance of quilted stitchery that gives the pieces texture and adds color and weight.
Co-Presenter: Mexican Heritage Corporation
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 South First Street
San Jose, California 95113
Open Tues – Sun 10am – 5pm
and 8-11pm on the first Friday of every month