Hale Ekinci at SPSCC Leonor R. Fuller Gallery


A solo exhibition of embroidered textile paintings and fiber sculptures by Hale Ekinci.

Collaging together fiber techniques, found textiles, and images from family archives, the exhibition explores phases of acculturation, immigrant identity, and ideas about gendered labor. The decorative fringes are influenced by the Middle Eastern tradition of oya (lace edging on a headdress) and its use of symbolic patterns that serve as a secret language between women to express personal sentiments that must otherwise remain private. Adopting these methods of embellishment and encoding, it create adorned, intercultural portraits framed with oya on bedsheets.

  • August 29-September 23, 2022
  • Artist Talk and Reception, September 23, 6-7:30pm 
Event Dates
Monday, August 29, 2022 through Friday, September 23, 2022
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