Galleries of Contemporary Art
Lazy Stitch

Image: Twins at Rest (The One Who Check & The One Who Balances), 2018 Chip Thomas, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Kathy Elkwoman Whitman Mixed media performative regalia by Cannupa Hanska Luger with beadwork by Kathy Elkwoman Whitman Dimensions variable Photo by Chip Thomas for Lazy Stitch project collaboration, Navajo nation, AZ

Lazy Stitch

May 3–July 21, 2018

Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery of Contemporary Art

Cannupa Hanska Luger, Chip Thomas, Jesse Hazelip, Kali Spitzer, Cohdi Harrell


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Opening Reception
May 3, 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery of Contemporary Art

Gallery Conversation
May 4, 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery of Contemporary Art

Lazy Stitch will interpret the concept of the bead as connection point for human beings across land, race, culture, gender, and time. Four contemporary artists from diverse backgrounds will work in collaboration with Cannupa Hanska Luger to investigate the concept of the bead as object. Through multiple installations, the artists will engage the idea that there is a hole in all of us—what we consume and what we waste is the thread that connects us all. As Hanska Luger states, "We are all beads, threaded together in a larger work; diverse individually yet together we create a larger social structure dependent on one another and the land for survival."