Friday, June 13, 2008

Exhibit displays subversive streak

My kind of exhibit -- Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting -- will showcase approximately 40 works, at the Indiana State Museum, from now through August 24. The museum is located at 650 West Washington Street in Indianapolis.

According to the museum's statement: "Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting explores the phenomenal rise to prominence of knitting, crocheting and lace making in the work of contemporary artists from around the world. Blow torches, fiber optics, digital technology, shredded currency, video, chocolate, and even knitting needles the size of telephone poles are hallmarks in the work of these artists, who have reinvented traditional handicrafts through their introduction of new materials and unorthodox techniques."

For a review of the exhibit, visit the New York Times. The photo is taken by Michael Falco for the New York Times featuring a huge hand-knotted nylon net by Janet Echelman. It evokes the mushroom cloud of a nuclear explosion.

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