Three Shag Artists on Eroticism, Textiles and Contemporary Art

Laura Hutson Hunter, Nashville Scene, November 5, 2020

With Shag, the second exhibition in the Scene’s Adult Contemporary series, we’re focusing exclusively on themes of sexuality via textile-based artworks. While that might seem like a fairly specific vision, there’s more room for variety than you’d expect. The show includes 24 artworks by 13 artists whose ages range from early 20s to mid-80s. They’re from cities including Nashville, New York and Berlin. Below we offer excerpts from interviews with three of the exhibiting artists. Erin M. Riley uses traditional weaving techniques to re-create sexy selfies. Adama Delphine Fawundu photographs her own body and superimposes her grandmother’s batik textiles over it. And Katarina Riesing takes the embroidery skills she learned from her mother and subverts the craft completely.


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