Browsing articles in "Exhibition Textiles"

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

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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.

Scrap Art –

Aug 24, 2011 | Leave a Comment

An exhibition titled Scrap Art is now on display at The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles  (running from 8/16 – 10/16). Barbara Wisnoski (previously posted about here) is among the artists represented. Above, a detail of her “folded circle”.

Susie Vickery –

Aug 15, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Drawing on “issues of iconography, identity, gender and Asian art”, Susie Vickery creates mind-bending embroidered portraits.

Above, a detail from Madonna of the Sari.

Kenneth Noland –

Jun 29, 2011 | Leave a Comment

I’m a bit late to the party on this one but am nonetheless interested to learn that renowned contemporary painter Kenneth Noland (1924-2010) collaborated with Navajo weavers to create a series of his graphic and colorful works as tapestries. The Textile Museum featured some of these pieces in an exhibition last year and they are also featured in the book Gloria F. Ross & Modern Tapestry. Above, Arizona Sky designed by Noland and woven by Mary Lee Begay.

Green –

May 16, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Green: the Color and the Cause, an exhibition now on view at The Textile Museum in Washington D.C., is host to many interesting textile artists all on display for virtual audiences under the “Artists” tab here. Among them is Maggy Rozycki Hiltner whose work Hothouse Flowers is shown in partial view above.

Paul Poiret –

May 13, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Pre-Pop by Poiret. You can read about him here (on Wikipedia) and see more of his work by searching his name here (at the Met Museum).

Image via Cinoh.

Abdoulaye Konate –

May 4, 2011 | Leave a Comment

After happening upon this piece by renowned Malian artist Abdoulaye Konate one would naturally expect – and hunger for – many more images of his work waiting on just the other side of an internet search. Alas, this seems not to be the case — though snippets of information do appear here, here – and here.

Miller House Textiles –

Apr 20, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Print and web based design publications have devoted many lustrous pixels to next month’s public debut of the Miller House, a collaboration between design icons Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard, circa 1952. Now under the stewardship of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the home has been preserved by the Miller family – and now by the museum itself – in all of its textile laden glory. You can read more about it at The New York Times Style Magazine (here) and/or by picking up the current issue of Dwell  (among other sources). Above is an image of Girard’s  textile plan for the house — here swatches were applied directly to a copy of the floor plan. So cool. (Via IMA.)