Alys Myers

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Alys Myers
Social Acupuncture/Social Meditation: All The Bandages
November 1 – 30, 2013

Opening Reception Thursday November 14, 5-7pm 

Made in Fort Point will be featuring a cross installation/wearable show by Alys Myers for the month of November. Social Acupuncture/Social Meditation: All the Bandages is an installation with a wall of T-shirts with “bandages” and sewn on “scar tissue” representing the pain in the life of 15 individual people you may walk past each day.

“You may be one of them, in fact, I’m sure you are one of them, as am I.  We all have internal scars and baggage which makes us who we are.  What if we could see this damage on everyone as they pass us in the street? Would you react to them differently?”
This show addresses each individual’s human condition and our ability to tolerate, accept and have empathy for one another’s past history of pain.

Alys Myers is primarily a sculptor who works in steel and textiles with a bit of conceptual work thrown in. She began as a filmmaker, migrated to sculpture and furniture making, and worked primarily in textiles after her master’s degree in African art. She now lives by the whim of her inner self-expression, which as of late has been telling her to confuse people.