The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is presenting Nancy Shaver: Reconciliation, an exhibition that utilizes a diverse range of objects from material culture, including fabric and photographs, to explore the sociology of aesthetics and how notions of beauty and value are manifested in art, textiles, and the worlds of decoration and fashion. For Reconciliation, which is on view from May 3 to October 25, 2015, Shaver juxtaposes her recent sculpture made from clothing fabric and other materials found in rural thrift stores with Depression-era photographs by Walker Evans (who was one of her teachers) and both images of and art by painter, textile, and fashion designer Sonia Delaunay. Shaver feels her practice resides midway between the make-do aesthetics of Allie Mae Borroughs, a cotton sharecropper whose home in Alabama was photographed by Evans in 1935, and

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