March 10 – April 30, 2016 • Joan Mondale Gallery

Installation by Sandra Menefee Taylor

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 10, 6 – 8 pm

Opening Reception Parking:
2 lots behind Textile Center on Sidney Place
Overflow lot 1 block West at 2828 University Ave SE (no parking in day care spots)

Insisting that “materials” have a voice of their own, Sandra Menefee Taylor uses common matter like salt, flour, and soil that refer to the body, food, and domesticity to reconsider/re-present timeless images drawn from lace patterns and ancient tapestries. Textiles are integral to memories of comfort; the feel, smell, and colors evoke memories associated with loved ones. She considers human history to be most accurately recorded in the intimate fabrics and materials which we as humans choose to hold in our hands or wear against our bodies.

Sandra Menefee Taylor is a Minnesota-based nationally recognized mixed media visual artist. Her work is in collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; El Archivo, Mexico City; Walker Art Center; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Franklin Furnace, NYC; Artists Book Works, Chicago; Minnesota Historical Society; The Minnesota Center for Book Arts; Carleton College; and Weisman Art Museum.

Textile Center exhibitions are generously supported by the Joan Mondale Endowment.