Mark New­port: From Within (de­tail) 2015, em­broi­dery on muslin

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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.

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