Browsing articles in "Exhibition Textiles"

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.)

The Textile Arts Center –

Apr 13, 2011 | Leave a Comment

The blog for The Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn is a great find. There are lots and lots of links to interesting textile artists, enough to occupy (and distract) for hours…

Sheila Hicks is the artist behind the work pictured above. You can read more about her here, and here.

Mother & Child, 17th Century –

Apr 8, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Attributed to early 17th century Iran, this velvet fragment is among several works comprising a month long exhibition on Islamic courtly textiles at Francesca Galloway in London.

Click here for a PDF of the exhibition catalog.

Louise Bourgeois –

Feb 23, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Put simply: I had no idea acclaimed artist Louise Bourgeois (1911 – 2010) worked with textiles, nor was I aware that an exhibition on the subject took place in London late last year. Click here for images from the exhibition and here for catalog information.

The above fabric work is untitled, from 2006. The image is cropped.

Stella Rubin –

Jan 24, 2011 | Leave a Comment

A small photo caption in The New York Times today led me here, to Stella Rubin’s online collection of 19th and 20th century quilts. If I was a textile designer I’d be trolling quilt sites like this for ideas and inspiration — there’s so much strong visual material to consume and reference. I love the vaguely Art Deco feel of the quilt above, never mind that it’s actually Pennsylvania Mennonite, circa 1900.

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