Maria Damon

8 July 2015
Maria Damon, The Ceramic Age, for Alan Read (2007) Cotton on linen 20 x 20.5cm.  Images ©Birmingham Museums Trust.

Bury Art Gallery

Maria Damon is a renowned poet, scholar, and academician who is based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been exhibited at Bury Art Museum (2014); the Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, USA (2013); the London Poetry Festival (2014); and at the Durban Segnini Gallery, Miami, USA (2005).

Bury Art Museum is interested in material that focuses on the traditional preoccupations of women. Maria Damon’s contemporary text embroideries, which focus on the relationship between text/language, textile and the notion of exile, re-contextualise the gallery’s collection of traditional female craft. Damon’s work also further enhances Bury Art Museum’s Language Art Collection and the Bury Text Art Archives that run in collaboration between Bury Art Museum and Archives, and the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre at Birkbeck, University of London.

Presented by the Contemporary Art Society through the Omega Fund, 2015