My music-as-color paintings are hitting the road again, this time appearing at InLiquid @ Crane Arts. Opening reception will be Thursday, April 13 from 6-9pm, and the show will run through May 28. I’ll be exhibiting my “Well-Tempered Clavier” and “Mikrokosmos” series; Bach’s first Cello Suite, Fugue in C Major, and Chaconne; several Chord Progressions; and a large-scale textile wor
Anna Magdalena Bach was Johann Sebastian Bach’s second wife, mother of 13 of his children, the copyist of his manuscripts and herself an accomplished musician. When I became interested in using J.S. Bach’s music as the basis for a new body of work, her name repeatedly caught my eye in my background research. Then I ran across an article describing how an Australian researcher has theorized, based on foren
Took a couple of in-process shots of my latch hook rug based on Bach’s Prelude in C Major. I’m almost one-third of the way through. Talk about tedious. Good thing I’ve got Doctor Who to keep me company.
While containing all of the gentle tactility and delicate detail you might expect from a textile-work, Sheila Hicks’s two-story cascade blows the whole definition apart. Monumental, visceral – you feel the tangled coils twine through your own gut. It dwarfs you, shrinks you to the size of a pin head next to a spool of thread. You have no chance to passively observe, but must conquer the simultaneous desire to dive in
Art rarely feels so personal. Few artists walk through galleries singing softly to their creations. Few collectors share gentle hugs and familial affection with their protégées. But when the artwork currently hanging on museum walls previously kept bodies warm on cold nights, when the vibrant colors and textures used to be someone’s everyday clothing, the personal element becomes unavoidable. Although most viewers wo
Vibrant colors, intricate handiwork and stunning patterns all characterize the collection of early-20th-century Japanese kimono on display the PMA’s Perelman Building, as do historical references, shifting culture and the global exchange of ideas. The 80-some kimono reflect the final era of kimono-wearing, when the kimono still existed as a functional, everyday garment, just before the proliferation of Western wear.