Centering process and collaborative sense-making, PIECE/WORK was a durational performance installation by queer, cross-disciplinary artists Katherine Ferrier and Meg Wolfe, presented as part of the exhibition Can’t Take My Eyes Off You at SPEEDWELL Contemporary gallery in Portland, Maine from September 7-9, 2022. It was developed during a 4-day residency at The Cannery in Penobscot, ME.

Two figures alternate between sorting a giant pile of fabric scraps, stitching at two sewing machines, moving in the space, and attaching sewn pieces to the wall. The work unfolds over three days, building both a physical patchwork that grows in size, and a shared movement language that grows in complexity and nuance. Viewers are invited into an intimate witnessing as the space is transformed, seam by seam, gesture by gesture.

photos by Luke Meyers, Juliette Sutherland, Meg Wolfe

Sept 7-9, 2022
630 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04101

August 18-20, 2022
The Cannery
207 Southern Bay Rd., Penobscot, ME 04476

photos by Linda Nelson, Lorrie Snyder, Josh Thomas