Monday, August 8, 2022

Sheng Lor | Patterns of Transformation

Aug 6 - Aug 28, 2002

Patterns of Transformation

a project by Sheng Lor
mural art by Chad Abbey
poetry by Renée Ya 

Patterns of Transformation is a refugee community story cloth project that leverages Hmong textile forms and visual language to explore memory, trauma, and healing. Using woven cloth, natural dyes, embroidery and appliqué, the project employs traditional textile materials and techniques to reimagine cloth as a medium for discourse, giving context as well as visibility to complex narratives among refugee and diasporic communities.

This exhibition was supported by the Alliance for California Traditional Arts through the Sankofa Initiative of the San Francisco Arts Commission, by Surface Design Association, and by the Journal Building Artist Collective.