Hand-Crafted Art

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The often-overlooked handicrafts made a comeback in the early aughts. Knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, and macrame are now highly desirable for the first time since the swingin' '70s, thanks to Pinterest. Josh Faught, a San Francisco-based textile artist, reveres these techniques and uses everyday media to make beautiful large-scale pieces. Snacks, Supports, and Something to Rally Around is Faught's installation of the Front Room of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (3750 Washington Boulevard; 314-535-4660 or www.camstl.org). Faught uses traditional methods and motifs such as granny squares, Xeroxes and fuzzy felted sweaters to create a thoughtful exploration of marginalized ideologies such as feminism, queerism, and the influence of the 1987 AIDS Memorial Quilt. Faught discusses the show and his craft at a free public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 10. Snacks, Supports, and Something to Rally Around remains on display through Sunday, August 11, and the gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: July 10. Continues through Aug. 11, 2013

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