Fabricated Self

November 9, 2023 - February 20, 2024

Mary Griffith

Reception February 8, 2024 at 3pm at Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce

"Fabricated Self" unveils Mary Griffith's textile collages, each a unique amalgamation of fabrics sourced from diverse origins—some known, some unknown. These collages serve as metaphors for the intricate layering inherent in human identity. Griffith skillfully arranges these textiles to weave cohesive narratives that extend beyond individual stories, much like piecing together puzzles to unveil larger, unified tableaus.

Within this collection, Griffith's artistic expression takes various forms. Some pieces depict abstracted landscapes, where the interplay of fabrics evokes vistas and terrains, inviting viewers to traverse the textured contours of imagined scenes. Other works portray symbolic doorways, hinting at passages and transitions within the human experience. The utilization of textiles in these compositions imbues them with a tactile quality, inviting up-close engagement and sensory exploration

In certain artworks, Griffith foregoes explicit visual iconography, opting instead for pure abstraction. These pieces abandon recognizable motifs, focusing on the interplay of colors, textures, and patterns.

Each piece within "Fabricated Self" mirrors the human experience of “accumulating hallmarks of identity.” Mary Griffith's works embody this process, serving as an accumulation of textiles carefully arranged before unveiling them to the public eye. Like the careful curation of personal experiences and traits that form an individual's identity, Griffith's collages showcase various textiles, meticulously arranged to evoke a range of visual narratives.