Exposing History: Color, Taste and Textiles, a solo exhibition of new work by Laura Mongiovi, Flagler College Professor of Art and Design. Mongiovi has utilized the historic features of an 18th century home, Tovar House, to present the often overlooked and under told histories related to northeast Florida enslaved labor. Crops such as indigo, sugar, cotton and rice occupied the northeast Florida landscape during colonization, bringing wealth to many through an elaborate system of oppression. In addition to agriculture, trade for fur and hide demanded the labor of indigenous people. Mongiovi’s sculptural and textile work raises awareness how needs and desires can exploit a labor system. Exhibition on view through December 10.
Exposing History is open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Oldest House Museum Complex, 14 St. Francis Street, St. Augustine. Parking available in nearby lot and street. For more information, visit www.staughs.com