MSP Terminal 1, Gate C1
Jan 22, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022
The act of sewing is stitched throughout my work. Historically, embroidery has been labeled as “women’s work.” As a gay man, I encourage the viewer to question privilege, what is “valued” work and how does it fit in a global context? Water is life. Women create life. And yet, we devalue water and women. They are the core of humanity's existence.
Color of Water honors the natural way water cleanses itself as it moves from the ground, lakes, oceans, plants, and sky. As it travels underground, it is filtered by natural ecosystems. My pieces move via brush stroke and stitch work, like water moves through the elements. It is layered like watersheds are layered with earth, roots, rocks, etc. It is vibrant and active, like water that moves through the earth and dances through its filtration process.
We are water. Our destinations are intertwined.
-Gregory T. Wilkins
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.