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The beginnings of textile work are an incomplete picture, what with the perishable quality of early materials, but what is certain is that the craft has always been more than simply utilitarian. That much is clear considering that the items most representative of us—our personalities, cultures, our values, our memories—tend to be woven, embroidered, or sewed. Baskets, nets, satchels, scarves, blankets, clothes, even doilies, are all born from the simplest of materials and are carried by us all as figureheads for what matter to us. They don’t even have to have a purpose beyond fuzzy sentiments and memories these days,

Starting a new gallery in the middle of a global pandemic may seem to be a ridiculous venture, but this time and experience has given myself and The CAMP Gang ample time to cement our purpose, our ethos,  and our identity. Sure, in the first few months I was the dragon queen to their peaceful quarantine, but it paid off! We organized; took part in two online art fairs, created and curated many online exhibitions; surrendered our gallery space in Miami to two local CAMP artists; our roster is growing, with at least 10 new artists joining both the gallery

  Welcome to CAMP Conversations, an editorial space brought to you by The Contemporary Art Modern Project! At The CAMP, we’re firm believers in the power of the intimate relationship between art and those who love art, and we’re happy to champion it in our approach to a nearly-inaccessible industry. CAMP Conversations are written to promote thoughtful dialogue exploring the art industry embedded with our sophisticated brand of snark, involving artists, gallery employees, and our beloved audience.     Even as Miami is still in the throes of COVID-19 as July arrives, nostalgia for our recent past is alive as ever, be it nostalgia

Welcome to CAMP Conversations, an editorial space brought to you by The Contemporary Art Modern! I’m Maria Gabriela Di Giammarco, a creative and resident CAMP editor. My biggest hope for these pieces is that they promote thoughtful dialogue exploring the art industry embedded with our sophisticated brand of snark, involving artists, gallery employees, and our beloved audience.   I’m thrilled to be writing The CAMP’s inaugural “editorial” feature. At The CAMP, we’re firm believers in the power of the intimate relationship between art and those who love art, and we’re happy to champion it in our approach to a nearly-inaccessible industry.    I have