• Exhibition Dates: October 12–November 1, 2019

    Modern Eden Gallery presents Microcosm, a collection of top contemporary artists working in textiles and embroidery, presented along with a series of new works from San Francisco-based artist Jessica So Ren Tang. The artist's newest series of hand-embroidered paintings continue her ongoing exploration of object and figure through a cross-cultural lens. The works, delicate and yet explicitly commanding of our attention, explore the intersection of nature and self-identity, as the artist, with graceful attention to detail (and intrepid cleverness) stitches together a personified subject with a storytelling object.

    "Embroidery is versatile in mimicking the original object in shape and design but still distinct enough to be recognized as something else. The stitches are soft but substantial, more tangible."

    - Jessica So Ren Tang

    In addition to this new series from Jessica So Ren Tang, Microcosm features new works by top contemporary embroidery and textile artists. Curated both locally and internationally, this unique group of creatives are pushing a traditional medium in exciting new directions, with creative and technical skill, and by leveraging platforms like Instagram to support an ongoing and participatory narrative around their work.

    Featuring works by Sarah Vanphravong, Amy Ahlstrom, Meghan Willis, Eva Kitok, Catherine Hicks, Sean Alistair, Stacey Jones, Sorrell Kerrison, Ell Violet, Sean Alistair, and Sally Hewett.