Inherited Patterns (2014)
This new work is part of an ongoing research on the Qiana® nylon fabric invented by the American chemical company DuPont in the 1960s; I was named after this fabric. These photo collages combine fragments of booking images of other women named "Qiana" with fashion marketing materials found during my research at the DuPont archives in Wilmington, DE.
This series titled Inherited Patterns fuses two aesthetically opposing photographic genres through collage to make a formal introduction between the seemingly unrelated worlds of the fantasy Qiana® and the real-life Qiana(s).
This series will be on view from September 3, 2014 - February 22, 2015 at the NYPL's Mid-Manhattan Library as part of their "Art in the Windows" curatorial space. An artist talk with photography curator Susan Bright will be held on November 22, 2014 from 2:30-4:30pm inside the Corner Room on the library's first floor.