City artist Marcie Miller Gross explores the poetic possibilities of utilitarian
objects in her often massive or towering textile sculptures. In past work,
she used beach towels, clothing, and hospital surgical towels as her primary
materials, each embodying a particular personal history. For her exhibition
at the Kemper Museum, she uses nearly 6,000 new cotton huck towels to
create an environment that simultaneously explores spatial dynamics and
the hidden histories of labor. This is her first solo museum exhibition.