Links of Interest


I Dare Not Appear: Christopher Myers

‘I Dare Not Appear’ brings together new applique textile works with a collection of historical letters written by Sarah Forbes Bonetta, a young Egbado girl bequeathed to Captain Frederick E. Forbes of the Royal Navy in 1850.

https://www.frieze.com/page/i-dare-not-appear-christopher-myers


Evoking Mythology and Urban Culture, Beaded Masks Brim with Geometric Motifs and Embellishments

From small shells and Amazonian beads, Brazilian-Mexican artist Fefe Talavera strings together elaborate masks that fuse ancient mythologies and contemporary urban culture.

https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2021/09/fefe-talavera-masks/


This installation, titled “Manifestation 8 : Permutation 1”, is the latest work by American artist Samuelle Green.

“There is structure and design inherent in the natural world which we constantly draw from and take for granted. We generally fail to acknowledge the skill, time, and detail required to manifest the intricate structures found in objects we encounter regularly – such as those found in bird and wasp nests, beehives, spider webs, rock formations, anthills, feathers, and countless others.”

https://www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/2021/09/19/samuelle-green-2/


Sculptures? Paintings? Yep! This is the gorgeous, and totally unique work of American artist Susan Maddux.

After years in New York, painting textiles for the fashion industry, Susan made the jump to LA and her own fine art practice. Born in Hawaii, to a hapa Japanese-American family, Susan has “absorbed the influence of Japanese folk art traditions and Buddhist temples as well as the arts of Polynesia.”

https://www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/2021/09/18/susan-maddux/


Women Artists Are in the Spotlight in West Palm Beach

Fifty works, all created by women, are brought together across time and media as the Norton Museum of Art reckons with the art world’s patriarchal past and present.

https://hyperallergic.com/677442/women-artists-are-in-the-spotlight-in-west-palm-beach/


Mammoth Straw Creatures Populate Japanese Farmland in the Annual Wara Art Festival

If you visit Japan’s Niigata Prefecture during the region’s annual rice harvest, you’re likely to find enormous tarantulas, eagles, and dinosaur-like creatures stalking the bucolic landscape. The towering sculptures are part of the Wara Art Festival, a summertime event that displays massive animals and mythical creations fashioned from the crop’s leftover straw.

https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2021/09/wara-art-festival-japan/


A New Exhibition at the Museum of Craft and Design Aims to Redefine Fashion Through Accessibility

Mode Brut, a collaboration between the Museum of Craft and Design and Creativity Explored, is a fashion-based exhibition featuring unique designs by over 50 Creativity Explored artists. Focusing on fashion as an art practice, this exhibition features four new collections made by designer teams alongside developmentally disabled artists.

https://hyperallergic.com/675931/new-exhibition-at-museum-of-craft-and-design-aims-to-redefine-fashion-through-accessibility/


Immersive Installation Invites Viewers to Traverse a Suspended Crocheted Spiral

Artist Ernesto Neto creates expansive crochet works that immerse the viewer within their woven worlds. His latest—and largest—fiber art piece to date is no exception. Titled SunForceOceanLife, the labyrinth installation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston features a massive netted space that invites visitors to step inside and explore its interior pathways—all while suspended in the air.

https://mymodernmet.com/ernesto-neto-crochet-art-installation/


Using Nature as the Thread

Artist olga prinku uses ‘nature as her thread’ to create intricate flower-on-tulle embroidery bursting with color and texture. the moldovan creative grows flowers, seedpods, berries, and other elements, which she then collects and dries herself. the preserved material is then needled onto simple white tulle-based hoops, forming delicate organic arrangements.

https://www.designboom.com/art/dried-flower-arrangements-blossom-olga-prinkus-delicate-tulle-embroidery-works-09-10-2021/


Crocheted Penne, Ravioli, and Spaghetti Recreate Pasta as Fiber-Rich Renditions

Normalynn Ablao swaps starch for fiber in her crocheted pantry staples. The California-based crafter shapes penne, coils of spaghetti, and stuffed tortellini, creating piles of yellow pasta from tightly looped yarn. Whether crocheting individual macaroni or ricotta-and-sauce-filled lasagna, the textured designs have a compelling resemblance to their edible counterparts.

https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2021/08/normalynn-ablao-crochet-food/


Give Jeanne-Claude Her Rightful Credit

Scattered across headlines and social media, there is a pernicious tendency of journalists to attribute the work of Jeanne-Claude and Christo to Christo alone.

https://hyperallergic.com/678943/give-jeanne-claude-her-rightful-credit/


beverly semmes

This is just the tip of the absolutely breathtaking iceberg that is the work of New York based artist and educator Beverly Semmes. She’s a sculptor who incorporates painting, film, photography and performance.

https://www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/2021/09/23/beverly-semmes-2/