Artist Statement Submitted 2018Stacy Bloom Rexrode incorporates traditional methods of craft and materials that are often overlooked or discarded to embrace the positive aspects of women’s history as makers and references the domestic sphere. These materials call for an examination of the perception of materials, the meaning and hierarchies of value often associated with them and the connections of how society views women and the underclass.
Most recently her focus has been on participatory installation using materials that pay homage to the traditions of women’s handicraft that have often been relegated to a feminine pastime. Her site-specific installations are activated by viewer participation, which enhance and strengthen the work over time.
Given the current political environment against many policies that benefit women and the LGBTQ communities, Rexrode is compelled to give a voice to those that are most affected by this affront and change stereotypes of intolerance often associated with The South.