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Incarnations: Life in Cloth

October 6-October 29

Five contemporary artists transform vintage textiles into art and wearables influenced by Japanese aesthetics of reuse

An exhibition of five contemporary artists that employ vintage and reclaimed textiles in new and innovative ways to produce original artwork including abstract, wearable, and 3-dimensional pieces. Inspired by Japanese aesthetics of mending and reuse which value the spirit of even the most ragged cloth, the exhibiting artists breathe new life into old textiles, regenerating the material and revitalizing its history. Nine Gallery will be open until 7 pm on October 6th.

The exhibition includes work from the following artists:

Peggy Biskar

Judilee Fitzhugh

Jo Helgesen

Ilsa Perse

Isabel Stirling


October 6, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
October 29, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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Peggy Biskar & Judilee Fitzhugh


Nine Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
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