Christina Forrer / Matrix 187

August 13, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Christina Forrer creates narrative textiles inspired by classical tapestries that address historical and mythological themes. Forrer’s own weavings and drawings depict fantastical, psychologically charged scenes focused on familial relationships that explore motherhood, domestic anxieties, and inherited trauma. Other animated compositions focus on the tentative relationships among humans, animals, and nature, as well as spectacular acts of religious fervor. Influenced by her Swiss homeland, Forrer incorporates elements of folklore, folk art, and local stories of Christian martyrs. Her MATRIX exhibition includes similarly inspired objects curated by the artist from the Wadsworth’s collection.

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Christina Forrer, Sepulcher, 2021. Wool, cotton and linen. © Christina Forrer; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York, and Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago. Photo: Joshua White. 

MATRIX 187 is generously supported by the Wadsworth Atheneum Contemporary Coalition and The Coby Foundation, Ltd.

Sustaining support for the Wadsworth Atheneum provided by the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign with support from the Department of Economic and Community Development.