november, 2018

30nov5:00 pm8:00 pmCare Work Exhibition Opening


Event Details

Please join us for the opening reception for Care Work: New Works by Camela Guevara

Care Work is a continuation of the artist’s exploration 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 embellished surfaces and soft sculpture that reference couture sewing, as well as abstraction in gouache featuring layered colors with delicate brush work.

Guevara received a BA in Studio Art with a concentration in sculpture, printmaking, and painting from the College of Charleston in 2010 and attended the Penland School of Crafts for weaving in 2016. Her work has been exhibited in a number of solo and group exhibitions locally and beyond. Recent shows include PLUME at the North Charleston City Gallery, You Should Sell That at Charleston Music Hall, Feminist Fiber Art at the Virago Gallery (Seattle, WA), New Weave at the Southern Gallery (Charleston, SC), and Telling Her Story at the Greenville Center for the Arts. She was recently the 2017-18 Artist-In-Residence for the City of North Charleston, sharing her love for fiber art and sewing with people of all ages.


(Friday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm