More red today from Textiles in a Tube, at Riverworks Gallery in Greenville SC.
seeing this embroidery in my blog a few months ago. It was shown in Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie, which is my local art quilt show, and I raved about it. When I saw it among the entries for Textiles in a Tube, I had a brief ethical argument with myself about whether it was kosher for me to accept a piece that I had seen and admired so recently, and of which of course I remembered who the artist was.
Had there been multiple jurors, I might have sat back and kept my mouth shut, leaving others to accept or reject, but it's silly to recuse yourself if you're the only one there. And I didn't think it would be fair to reject a piece on the grounds that I knew it was great.
So here it is again -- a beautiful stitched piece, almost translucent, delicate up close but with a strong overlying figure that appears when you step back. The thread is fine and the stitches are myriad, their intricate patterns giving the effect of patchwork with printed fabrics.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Textiles in a Tube 4
Posted by Kathleen Loomis at 6:32 AM
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These pieces are super! I am glad you included Mary Ruth Smith's, Crossover. Her piece is divine and her stitches are lust-worthy.ReplyDelete
I wished i could see this exhibition. All those stunning pieces! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete