A solo exhibition by Athela “Tekla” Tamoria.
The lockdown trussed most of us into cavorting reflection. Tacked to housed stasis, we find objects to fiddle – disfigured dolls, yellowing family photographs, generations-old duster, crumbling baby sneakers, etc. During this downtime, “Manang ❤” thumbs through patchworks of homely rumination and embroiders a correspondence for the mother and child. The artworks reused textile oddments that are scantily accessible within the quarantined house, continuing their sentimental indices. The images are homages to vignetted matriarchs to unveil their domestic acts of hospitality for posterity. During her artist residency at Kaida Contemporary from June 25 to July 6, Athela Tamoria continues to work on household snippets of care that are aptly montaged through the meditative craft of sewing. Contact us for a viewing appointment of “Manang ❤” stitching in progress.