November 2021 | Samantha Ortiz: Plant Your Feet
Much of Brazilian native Samantha Ortiz’s textile-based work in this exhibition is focused on healing herself and inviting others to heal themselves. Viewers may do so by using the energy she considers to be imprinted in her artwork during the focused process of making her tactile, intimate art objects. Ortiz uses “slow” handmade techniques such as stamping, stitching, hand-dyeing, and painting to imbue her often wearable or interactive work with a sense of the considerable time spent creating them. Through her artwork, time and memory become touchable. Ortiz’s own effort, memories, and healing thoughts are shared with the viewer through their interaction with the work.