Masculine Fiber: Mixed media textile and collage
by John Thomas Paradiso
at Studio Lacombe from September 20th to October 7th, 2019
Artist Reception September 20th from 6- 9PM
John Thomas Paradiso is a mixed media artist, based in the Washington DC area, who describes his work as metaphorical and based upon such issues as identity, sexuality, health, and love.
The work in this exhibition combines images of men and masculinity, using working methods that are considered traditionally feminine, such as sewing, embroidery, hand quilting, and scrapbooking. Paradiso takes the overt sexuality of male erotica and places it into the context of nostalgia, the home-sewn, and romance.
Image: "Leather Boy," by John Thomas Paradiso, embroidery on leather