Navigating Vernacular(s)


Navigating Vernacular(s)
Works by Lauren McEntire

Second Floor Gallery

November 13 through January 3, 2010


Opening reception on Friday, November 13, 5 – 8 pm, in conjunction with downtown Little Rock’s 2nd Friday Art Night

Can Pop Sensibility Save Us? by Lauren McEntireNavigating Vernacular(s) features the mixed media work of Lauren McEntire, a contemporary visual artists working with traditional craft mediums, such as embroidery, quilting, sewing, knitting and crochet. McEntire creates visual narratives by borrowing images from both popular culture and underground punk youth subcultures, and reproducing them into her own line drawings. Through her work, McEntire communicates her personal history and emotional past. “I am generally interested in feminist issues such as sexuality, identity, objectification, emotions, and self-reflection,” McEntire states. “Speaking simultaneously to women's broad history and my own life experiences, my recent work has been based on the power of interpersonal relationship to affect transformation, identity, sentimentality, sensitivity and longing.”


McEntire received a BFA in Sculpture and Textiles from the Kansas City Art Institute. Her work has shown galleries and museums in the U.S., including Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City and Houston Contemporary Art Museum, Houston. Her work has been published in Surface Design Journal and REVIEW magazine.