Browsing articles in "Exhibition Textiles"

Herbert Bayer –

Sep 2, 2012 | Leave a Comment

bauhaus textile, bauhaus carpet, 60s carpet

Bauhaus student and disciple Herbert Bayer (1900-1985) designed this 1967 tufted wool wall hanging (called Chromatic Circles, shown cropped above) as part of a series commissioned by ARCO for their Los Angeles offices.  Like a complicated Venn diagram the piece conjures unexpected intersections between Bauhaus principles, the emergence of pop art decades later, the role of art in corporate imaging — and of course, textile design. It’s currently for sale at Cora Ginsburg.

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Janet Echelman –

Aug 12, 2012 | Leave a Comment

fiber sculpture, textile sculpture, textile art, public textile art

Janet Echelman’s huge biomorphic installations were first inspired by a simple observation of fishing nets in a small Asian village. Her portfolio today is a jaw dropping exposition on what “weaving” can encompass.

Via Architectural Digest.

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Erin Endicott –

Jul 19, 2012 | Leave a Comment

contemporary embroidery, couture embroidery, custom embroidery

Erin Endicott’s embroidery is steeped in a kind of haunting beauty reminiscent of Southern Gothic novels and other stories involving deep family secrets. The work is soulful and sad but there’s also an explosive glory in its blood red stitch work, like watching a fire in the middle of the night.

Via nacional design.

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Laura Fisher Quilts –

Jun 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

vintage quilts, american quilts, target quilt

Laura Fisher is an expert on antique American quilts with an encyclopedic collection of 18th-19th century quilts, textiles and rugs available for sale on her website. The “target” quilt pictured above is one of several gems that still look vibrantly contemporary despite their age. Laura describes the work as a “monumental exercise of piecing and color placement”.

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Age of Transition –

Apr 24, 2012 | Leave a Comment

byzantium textile, egyptian textile, musician textile

Taking a moment to contemplate a truly old man-made object is a bit like looking up at a star-filled sky; it’s a reminder of how fleeting and insignificant the near constant distractions of daily life really are.  The Metropolitan Museum’s current exhibition, Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition is full of such pinpoints for a larger perspective. Case in point: the Egyptian fragment pictured above, dating from the 8th-10th century.

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Painters and Photography (And Textiles) –

Mar 18, 2012 | Leave a Comment

antique kimono, kimono painting

The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. selected this textile laden painting by George Hendrik Breitner to highlight their current exhibition, “Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard”. Running through May 6th, the show looks at the influence photography had on painters at the turn of the 20th century — in particular, seven painters who took photographs and also painted from them.”Girl in Red Kimono, Geesje Kwak” (shown cropped above) is deliciously rich with color, pattern, and cross-cultural juxtapositions: the European girl, the Japanese kimono, the ottoman carpet. The contrast of patterns speaks to the compositional power of textiles, both singularly and in combination.

Click here to see a cherry blossom kimono from the Metropolitan Museum’s collection.

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Polly Barton –

Feb 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

textile artist, silk ikat

Polly Barton is one of eleven contemporary textile artists whose work will be featured in The Textile Museum’s upcoming exhibition, “Sourcing The Museum” (3/23/12 – 8/19/12). Under the direction of Jack Lenor Larsen, the show’s contributing artists were invited to create new works in direct response to the inspirational contents of the museum’s rich historical collection. Both new and old works will be on display, creating a visual dialogue that the museum subtitles “museum as muse”.

Above, Barton’s 35″ square double ikat called “Blue Veil“.

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Alan Davie –

Feb 7, 2012 | Leave a Comment

alan davie, textile artist, primitive textile

This wool tapestry by Alan Davie (shown cropped above) is a jewel among a handful of “Interiors” auctions containing carpets and textiles at Christie’s this month. Davie’s short Wikipedia biography describes a very full artistic life happily outside the mainstream. And at 92 it sounds like he’s still going strong: “Davie is currently working on a 40 metre watercolour which he calls his great masterpiece. He has sworn that it will be complete before he dies.”

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Textile Field –

Oct 11, 2011 | Leave a Comment

textile art installation

Installed temporarily at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, this Textile Field by Kvradet and the design firm of Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec looks like absolute sensory heaven. What could be better than experiencing fine art on a grand scale while relaxing on a vast, soft expanse of color?

Via Curated.

And for a previous post on Bouroullec magic click here.