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Mañana, A esta hora: Fabricando Resistencia: This Time Tomorrow: Crafting Resistance

October 20, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Patrizia Ferreira + 21c Elevate Projects
September 15 – November 30, 2023, Vault Gallery viewing hours are daily 7 am – 7 pm.
Artist Reception on Friday, October 20, 2023, 6 pm – 7:30 pm, with Vault Cocktail Series beginning at 7 pm.

This Time Tomorrow: Crafting Resistance is an exhibition featuring the textile artworks of Patrizia Ferreira. In their work, Ferreira models the importance of personal deep listening, and yielding to focus on our planetary home, Earth. Her embroidered creations are gentle invitations for us to craft personal protests and community calls to action.

“As an immigrant woman in the United States, I am in constant search for my “home.” I feel the need to dig into my past, to reinvent my homeland. This effort transports me to a land of legends, allegories, full of nostalgia and longing.”

Today our home faces unprecedented ecological challenges, demanding our attention and care. Ferreira’s artworks are a laborious record of environmental crisis and a radical call for systemic changes. Each artwork stitched at great lengths of time, Ferreira harnesses the power of technology at a meticulous pace to raise a collective spirit and hand craft solutions.

“Central to my work is the employment of the most paradoxical of all materials, plastic. This choice isn’t casual, while it is one of the most successful of human inventions in the history of material science, its widespread use is one of the biggest contributors to the current state of our environment. Working with the plastic debris of our society, incorporating yarn, thread, fabric remnants, heirloom textiles, and found waste, I get to reconcile, to stitch, to patch, to mend the world around me.”

Ferreira’s work is an invitation to engage with craft, design and technology, as a practice of resilience.

Patrizia Ferreira received a bachelor’s degree in textile design from the Institute of Industrial Design in Montevideo, Uruguay and a Master of Science degree in textile design for prints from Philadelphia University (now Thomas Jefferson University). She is an artist and educator working in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Elevate at 21c presents temporary exhibitions of works by artists living and working in the communities surrounding each 21c Museum Hotel. Elevate provides hotel guests and visitors with unique access to the work of notable regional artists, while featuring their work in the context of 21c’s contemporary art space.

Artworks available for purchase. Price list available upon request from Jonh Blanco, 21c Durham Museum Manager, 919.956.6742,


October 20, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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