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Blue Star Contemporary presents "Threads Bare," an exhibition featuring artists Preetika Rajgariah, Juan Carlos Escobedo, Mickalene Thomas, Audrya Flores, C. Rose Smith, and Luis Valderas. The exhibit investigates intersections of art and fashion through textiles and related materials as medium or subject to generate a more expansive understanding of how fashion and adornment play a role in defining individual and cultural identities.

As issues of identity remain at the forefront of political and cultural discourses, the activation of fashion as a means of self-expression continuously evolves. A prevailing impulse to generate autonomy through clothing and accessories serves to comfort and confront our understandings of who we are internally, externally, and collectively.

In an era where performances of identity are increasingly virtual, Threads Bare highlights the significance of materiality and its foundations to these simulations. The viewer enters a window to a profusion of histories, provoking questions of our present, and unearthing inherited complexities of American identities and pathways to acknowledgment, healing, and envisioning the future.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will on display through May 8.

Blue Star Contemporary presents "Threads Bare," an exhibition featuring artists Preetika Rajgariah, Juan Carlos Escobedo, Mickalene Thomas, Audrya Flores, C. Rose Smith, and Luis Valderas. The exhibit investigates intersections of art and fashion through textiles and related materials as medium or subject to generate a more expansive understanding of how fashion and adornment play a role in defining individual and cultural identities.

As issues of identity remain at the forefront of political and cultural discourses, the activation of fashion as a means of self-expression continuously evolves. A prevailing impulse to generate autonomy through clothing and accessories serves to comfort and confront our understandings of who we are internally, externally, and collectively.

In an era where performances of identity are increasingly virtual, Threads Bare highlights the significance of materiality and its foundations to these simulations. The viewer enters a window to a profusion of histories, provoking questions of our present, and unearthing inherited complexities of American identities and pathways to acknowledgment, healing, and envisioning the future.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will on display through May 8.

Blue Star Contemporary presents "Threads Bare," an exhibition featuring artists Preetika Rajgariah, Juan Carlos Escobedo, Mickalene Thomas, Audrya Flores, C. Rose Smith, and Luis Valderas. The exhibit investigates intersections of art and fashion through textiles and related materials as medium or subject to generate a more expansive understanding of how fashion and adornment play a role in defining individual and cultural identities.

As issues of identity remain at the forefront of political and cultural discourses, the activation of fashion as a means of self-expression continuously evolves. A prevailing impulse to generate autonomy through clothing and accessories serves to comfort and confront our understandings of who we are internally, externally, and collectively.

In an era where performances of identity are increasingly virtual, Threads Bare highlights the significance of materiality and its foundations to these simulations. The viewer enters a window to a profusion of histories, provoking questions of our present, and unearthing inherited complexities of American identities and pathways to acknowledgment, healing, and envisioning the future.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will on display through May 8.

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Blue Star Contemporary
116 Blue Star
San Antonio, TX 78204
https://bluestarcontemporary.org/

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