Gallery Talk: Orly Cogan

January 19, Saturday, 2 p.m.

Orly Cogan and Chief Curator Mara Williams discuss Cogan’s latest body of work, as seen in the exhibit Don’t Call Me Princess, on view in the Mary Sommer Room through March 2, 2019.

As a leading member of today’s fiber arts movement Orly Cogan uses embroidery, painting, and drawing to create work that explores feminism, domesticity, and the constantly changing role of women in society. Cogan’s materials — vintage printed fabrics and found embroidery — speak to a history of women’s work in the domestic sphere. Her hand-embroidered alterations and additions bring to the pieces a contemporary and fantastical slant, as she uses the fabric as space to create new worlds and provocative visions that probe the boundaries of traditional female stereotypes.

ADMISSION: Free with regular museum admission