Browsing articles in "Exhibition Textiles"

Quilt Art & Inge Hueber –

Jul 4, 2009 | 1 Comment

For a concentrated dose of amazing stitch-work visit the website for Quilt Art, a collective of twenty professional quilters from Europe and the United States. German Inge Hueber is among them and her quilt High Tide Low Tide (162 x 178 cm) is pictured above. To see a detailed image of the quilt click here, then place your cursor over the image.

Alberto Levi –

May 16, 2009 | 2 Comments

This week’s New York Times review of the current New York International Tribal & Textile Arts Show (through this Sunday / wish I was there) lead me to the Alberto Levi Gallery website — quite a visual feast! The site is full of amazing images of a whole range of interesting textiles, like the 1950’s Berber carpet shown here There are also great contemporary carpets to pine over in the section on contemporary rug art.

Color & Light –

Apr 23, 2009 | 2 Comments


Color & Light, an exhibition on South Asian embroidery at the Rubin Museum of Art is up until May 11th and is really worthwhile if you’re in NYC. The show is full of beautiful pieces designed for domestic / personal use (clothing, floor cloths, coverings for linens and bedding, etc.) as well as more ceremonial items, many intended for use in wedding processions or prescribed for a woman’s dowry. The countless hours needed to produce such works — many of which have an almost mind boggling level of detail and intricacy — stand in strong contrast to the fast paced / instant gratification society so many of us live in today.

P.S. Thank you LeeAnn for encouraging me to check this out!

Leah Evans –

Mar 14, 2009 | 4 Comments

…Some very interesting quilted textile works – many of them map inspired – by Leah Evans.

Via Design Boom.

Joss Graham –

Mar 2, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Here’s the image from Joss Graham’s print ad for his upcoming exhibition “Waves of Colour: Lahariya Turbans of Rajasthan” on view at the New York Arts of Pacific Asia show, March 14-18. Yet another example of how Selvedge magazine’s advertisements can be just as enticing as official content.

Plus, a reminder of chevron stripe posts of yore.

Fashioning Felt –

Feb 26, 2009 | Leave a Comment

NYC’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum is unveiling a new exhibition next week titled “Fashioning Felt” (March 6th – September 7th, 2009). Here’s the lead paragraph of their press release:

“This exhibition will explore the varied new uses of felt—an ancient material, believed to be one of the earliest techniques for making textiles. Made by matting together wool fibers with humidity and friction, felting requires little technological expertise and is an extremely versatile material. The exhibition will begin with historic examples of felts, showcase innovations in handmade felts, and feature contemporary uses of industrial felt in a range of fields, including product design, fashion, architecture, and home furnishings.”

The image above is a detail of a late 19th century felt carpet from Mongolia, one of the objects that will be on display.

For additional felt finds (and commerce) check out Charlotte Lancelot and www.feltrugs.co.uk

Rachel B. Hayes –

Jan 29, 2009 | Leave a Comment

This photo made my day when I first saw it on Rachel B. Hayes’ website a few weeks ago, and it’s having the same effect as I look at it again this evening. The press release for her upcoming show “Patient Persistence” at the Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Exhibition Gallery in Batan Rouge explains her art this way:

[Hayes] uses innocuous and readily available media such as fabric to create spectacular experiences of color and motion in an otherwise unappreciated setting. She has successfully turned narrow hallways, city walk ways and grassy hills into vital and vibrant art installations which cause the viewer to step back and reassess their familiarity with the environment.

The above work is from her 2004 “Skywalk” series.

Maria Likarz Strauss –

Jan 26, 2009 | Leave a Comment

I thought I’d start out the week with a look into the history books — what I found was this print by Maria Likarz Strauss (1893-1956), a prolific textile designer of the Wiener Werkstatte. It’s little swatches like this that express the vibrancy of previous eras and remind me that “modern design” is not a recent invention. For more on Strauss and the Vienna Secessionists click here (an out-dated but still relevant press release from The Textile Museum).

Also via lotusgreenfotos.

Seydou Keita –

Jan 6, 2009 | 2 Comments

I’ve been vaguely aware of the Malian photographer Seydou Keita (1921-2001) for awhile now — though his only actual presence in my life comes in the form of an unfulfilled Amazon wish list item, since the main book on him is selling for over $350. Today he popped up again in what looks like will be another missed encounter: his photography is included in the current Metropolitan Museum exhibition The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design Without End, showing until April 5th. I don’t think I’m going to be in NYC before then, but if you are — try to make it to this exhibit! It looks wonderful.

Banners of Persuasion –

Nov 16, 2008 | Leave a Comment

The New York Times’ Style magazine for Design & Living, Winter 2008 came out last Sunday and they have a little blurb on a new exhibition called “Demons, Yarns and Tales” showing in London from November 10th – 22nd. It’s been organized by a group called Banners of Persuasion (created by founders of The Rug Company). Read their about us page for a full description of the exhibition’s aims — and explore the rest of the site to see the other textiles created for the show. The work above was created by Peter Blake.