Mark Newport: From Within (detail) 2015, embroidery on muslin
Form & Concept, 435 S. Guadalupe St., 505-982-8111 Michigan textile artist Mark Newport’s exhibition Mending continues through May 20. Newport’s embroidery, made on torn muslin, symbolizes the physical and psychological scars of life. His view is that scarring can make skin and cloth more cherished. “If you have a stain on your favorite shirt, or a beloved blanket that gets dirty, maybe it’s even better because it lived through something,” he says in a statement. Newport studied traditional mending techniques from Europe and America for his work.