Care Work

Exhibit dates: November 30 – January 11, 2019 

Opening reception: November 30, 2018 from 5 – 8pm

Redux Contemporary Art Center is thrilled to present Care Work, a solo show featuring the work of Charleston based artist, Camela Guevara. Redux’s solo exhibitions strive to introduce the community to a comprehensive look into the practice of an emerging, contemporary artist while providing the artist with an opportunity to explore their aesthetic in a limitless gallery setting.

Care Work is a continuation of the Camela Guevara’sexploration of objects in the home. Pool noodles, shaker lids, and sponges are activated with fiber art in Guevara’s signature bright colors and embroidered and painted surfaces. She explores our connection to sewing as unpaid labor in the home, in the form of mending or sewing by a care giver contrasted with mass-produced quotidian objects. She envisions a future where all labor is honored and people are compensated fairly for their work.

Camela Guevara is a fiber artist and painter focused on materials and traditional sewing techniques. She honors invisible economies of low-wage work and homemaking, crafting handheld monuments to unsung labor. Her work results from a desire to record moments of introspection in embellishedsurfaces and soft sculpture that reference couture sewing, as well as abstraction in gouache featuring layered colors with delicate brush work.

View the press release here.