© Abbey Muza

Murmur | Abbey Muza

In June, artist-in-residence Abbey Muza unvails their second exhibition at the Fondation des États-Unis: Murmur, a collection of textile-based works containing text, gradient patterns, and images that shift between legibility and abstraction.

Drawing from personal histories and literary sources such as Monique Wittig and Jean Genet, Muza applies a fluid form of storytelling by painting words in dye across a hand-woven canvas, or undoing patterns in the haze of an abstracted motif. Here, encoded language is at times subsumed by materiality, and images move in and out of legibility. These shifts stem from a politic of relation, one that expands into an entanglement of text, bodies, and textile objects.

~Abbey Muza

Practical Information

Dates June 5 – July 4 | Opening Monday-Friday 10:30am-12:30 / 2:30pm-5:30pm  | Getting to FEU

Grand Opening

Date Wednesday, June 5 | Time 7-8:30pm | Facebook Event

Free Registration

Art-Hop-Polis : The detailed program is available on CitéScope

Guided Tours

More dates to visit in the presence of the artist coming soon.

If you wish to come at another time, please contact us at contact@fondationdesetatsunis.org

About the Artist

Abbey Muza (b. 1993, USA) uses weaving as a methodology to explore narration, queer identity, image-making, and abstraction. They have been an artist in residence at ACRE and Alternative Worksite, and have been a Fulbright France Harriet-Hale Wooley Awardee, a Leroy Neiman Fellow at the Oxbow School of Art, and a visiting artist at the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. They have shown their work at spaces including Tusk (Chicago), Slow Dance (Chicago), and Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Philadelphia). They have a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture.

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