Daily Featured Art: Iviva Olenick’s “Incantation”

Event Date and Time: June 5, 2020 2:00 pm
Cost: $
Location:
Buy Tickets

Iviva Olenick
Incantation
Beading, embroidery on fabric.

“I exploit the (assumed) delicacy and domesticity of beading, embroidery and crochet to emphasize resilience, flexibility and adaptability. Textiles signify/serve as body and voice, filling in for bodies and voices absent from historical accounts; quietened/silenced in our daily lives; held aloft yet silent as secrets in families. Gaps in narratives beg to surface and bloom; I research and share calculated ommissions through repetition of visual motifs. My processes and resulting artworks question the complex social systems we clothe ourselves in, the degrees to which we are (un)aware of the boundaries between social expectations, personal identity and behavior.”

This piece is from out 2016 exhibition “Unnatural Election” curated by Andrea Arroyo.

View more of Iviva’s art on her website and Instagram.