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Punto In Aria: A Repairing Mend - Opening Reception

PUNTO IN ARIA: A REPAIRING MEND
OCTOBER 7 - NOVEMBER 13
works by Patricia Miranda

  • Opening Reception / Meet the Artist: Friday, October 7 / 5-8pm
  • Free and open to the public
  • Opening Reception coincides with Art Round Town*



Part archive, part installation, and part storytelling, Punto in Aria: A Repairing Mend is a deeply engaging and site-specific installation that invites the viewer not only to stay a while, but to return and witness changes throughout the show. Patricia Miranda’s deep dive into the traditional art of lace making, combined with her vision for upcycling and reimagining her source material, has coalesced into something entirely fresh and collaborative.

Artist Statement:
My work is grounded in historic material practices, rituals of grief and mourning, and the intimacy of textile in women’s lives. I work with donated repurposed lace and linens in site responsive installations. The labor of care by women is present through mending, remembering, collecting, preserving. The lace is alternately hand-dyed with natural dyes and sewn into shroud-like tapestries and installations, then layered with objects of lamentation, ex-votos, reliquaries, and other ritualized forms traditionally offered to saints in request, gratitude, or devotion. Read more...

Artist Bio:
Patricia Miranda is an artist, curator, educator, and founder of the artist-run orgs The Crit Lab and MAPSpace, where she developed residencies in NY and in Italy. In 2021 she founded the Lace Archive, an historical and community archive of thousands of donated lace works and family histories. She has been awarded residencies at the Constance Saltonstall Foundation, I-Park, Weir Farm, Vermont Studio Center, and Julio Valdez Printmaking Studio, and been Visiting Artist at Vermont Studio Center, the Heckscher Museum, and University of Utah. She received grants from Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (2021); two artist grants from ArtsWestchester/ New York State Council on the Arts (2014/21); an Anonymous Was a Woman Covid19 Relief Grant (2021), and was part of a year-long NEA grant working with homeless youth (2004-5). Read more...



*Art 'Round Town is a gallery walk in Portsmouth on the first Friday of each month.

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Stay connected to the Gallery from home: view the virtual Gallery!

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Generously supported by:

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3S Artspace is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

3S Artspace is supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts through the New England Arts Resilience Fund, part of the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund, an initiative of the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with major funding from the federal CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan from the National Endowment for the Arts.