Waterworks Visual Arts Center - Fall/Winter Exhibition: The Threads of Time

Featured Solo Artists in THE THREADS OF TIME Exhibition

When I first saw an image of a “Mill Kid” by Lewis Wickes Hine…. I was retired and living a nice life as a retired textile worker. However, I was stricken by the fact that my life and security may be directly or indirectly due to child labor. I became a huge fan of Lewis Wickes Hine and his photography. I started manipulating his original images to single out the children in the images… (giving them) the spotlight they deserve. I wanted to present Hine’s images in the way I imagine he would have presented them had he had the tools we have today.

ELAINE FLECK, Interwoven
“Each painting (in this exhibition) has as its foundation, a canvas that has been prepped by my cutting and thoughtfully placing small pieces of fabric on it with matte medium. This technique gives my work the textured feel that is an integral part of nature, and as the painting unfolds, I meticulously incorporate the patterns of cloth with the use of oil paints to bring the images into focus… In this collection are paintings that depict not only everyday life, but also the people of different cultures that either live in my region or I have met while traveling…I hope when people come to view these paintings that... they (are) left with a feeling of reverence towards the complexities of nature…(and also) a renewed understanding of the diversity of human beings.

STEPHANIE J. WOODS, A Radiant Revolution
Charlotte resident Stephanie J. Woods is interested in the borderlines between public and private space. Looking at the ways in which we adorn and cover our bodies, what we choose to present and what we choose to hide, she explores both how others see us, and how we see ourselves. She asks, “What are the ways we mask and transform our identities before entering the world each day?” To describe them, she employs various media as needed, using photography, sculpture, film, collage, and installation interchangeably. Though her work is rooted in African American culture, the questions she asks are universal, urging us to consider how we accept and enforce gender roles, racial signifiers, and beauty standards as social norms.

  • Dates: September 10, 2018 - February 1, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring every week day
  • Location: Waterworks Visual Arts Center
  • Address: 123 East Liberty Street, Salisbury, NC 28144
  • Phone: (704) 636-1882
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Free