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      December 14, 2019

      Saturday   5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

      126 South Wayne Avenue
      Waynesboro, Virginia 22980

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      Shenandoah Valley Art Center Exhibits Opening: Annie Layne's Iconoclasts

      In the Hallway gallery, Annie Layne presents Iconoclasts, featuring recent works on fabric. In her own words: My work comes from a place of deep respect for the traditions of hand needle work and of the labor executed to bring beauty, embellishment, value, and the ability to convey messages through what is often branded domestic craft or Women’s work. I choose women as subjects because we are beautiful but dangerous when underestimated. The faces of women are compelling stories because women are immediately judged by their faces, expressions, style, followed by the words that leave their lips. The women I create are fearless in occupying space in the world, attacking traditional ideas of beauty, tearing down notions of who they should be while celebrating their oddities and embracing what may be perceived as flaws. I choose to subvert the domestic arts to create objects that our grandmothers and great-grandmothers might have chosen to decorate their surroundings, provided they had the opportunity to express exactly what was on their minds without repercussion; functional objects that have much more to say than the carpet simply matching the drapes. I reclaim fabric and trim to create objects that also reclaim language and images used to devalue the contribution women make to the arts and society. Layne’s stitch work has been seen from coast to coast, and was most recently presented at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in her solo exhibition, Brazen.

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