Friday, November 09, 2007

Attn: NYC

From the New Yorker:

Reichek is a grandmother who does embroidery, but, whatever associations that image has for you, forget them. A conceptual artist with a degree from Yale and a punkish shock of platinum hair, she is a leading figure in the field of mixed-media art. The Museum of Modern Art gave her samplers a solo exhibition in 1999, and her latest show, “Pattern Recognition,” opened last week at the Nicole Klagsbrun gallery. “I think that what makes tapestry so topical is its relation to computer art,” Reichek said recently, over lunch at her studio, in Harlem. “They both involve patterning, and reducing or enlarging an image to a charted form. A stitch, in essence, is a pixel. With any pixellated surface, whether it’s a tapestry or a digital photograph, the more pixels you have, the higher your image resolution.”


Anna van Schurman said...

Jo--I found the silk at last. It's silk Mori, sorry.

jo said...

oh well
I've still got a couple of other resources that I'm hoping might pan out. thanks for looking!

Kathryn said...

Interesting artist. I'm glad she is taken seriously.