JUDY CHICAGO
Woven and Stitched
February 15 - March 23, 2013
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Opening Reception: Friday, February 22nd 5:00 - 7:00 PM

David Richard Gallery_ Santa Fe New Mexico_ Judy Chicago_ Santa Fe Railyard Arts District

David Richard Gallery is pleased to present, Woven and Stitched, a solo exhibition of selected textiles by artist Judy Chicago that were created from 1983 through 2000 and part of Birth Project and Resolutions for the Millennium: A Stitch In Time. These works examine not only birth, but how we can live as human beings in a global community by taking a new look at old proverbs and words of wisdom—a thought provoking collection of powerful images and texts.

Chicago’s feminist work, writing, teaching and artistic practice has elevated women and their voices in the arts, and culturally as well. She celebrates through her textile work those art-making practices that are frequently misunderstood and considered craft, low art or feminine domestic activities by incorporating them in her monumental projects that examine and critique topics of global importance, such as creation, human rights and dignity. She frequently utilizes weaving, embroidery, appliqué, quilting, beading and other textile practices in her major theme-based projects, including The Dinner Party, Birth Project, PowerPlay, Holocaust Project and Resolutions for the Millennium: A Stitch In Time. Emphasizing participation and collaboration in the art-making practice imbues her protest-based artwork with solidarity. Chicago’s artwork is strategic with a long-term view and life-long commitment to creating and implementing change, not for only women, but for everyone who feels as though they are powerless and in the category of “other”.

In conjunction with Judy Chicago’s solo exhibition, Woven and Stitched, the gallery will also present another related solo exhibition, June Wayne, The Tapestries: Forces of Nature and Beyond, and host a series of lectures and discussions, June Wayne's Tapestries and Judy Chicago's Textiles, in the gallery on Saturday, February 23, 2013, 2:00 – 4:00 PM. The featured presenters will include:
 

  • Elissa Auther, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and Co-Director | Feminism & Co.: Art, Sex, Politics, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. Her book, String, Felt, Thread and the Hierarchy of Art and Craft (University of Minnesota Press, 2010) is the definitive text that examines the use of fiber in post-war American art and makes distinctions between “art” and “craft.”

    Janet Koplos, a New York City-based art critic, writer and contributing editor for Art In America. She is co-author of Makers: A History of American Studio Craft (2010) and author of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture (1990) and other books. She has written extensively on crafts and on American, Japanese and Dutch contemporary art and has published approximately 2,500 articles, reviews and essays in some two dozen periodicals over the last 30 years.


In addition to Auther and Koplos, the discussion panel will include Judy Chicago, artist, educator, writer and feminist and David Eichholtz, art writer and curator at David Richard Gallery. Location: David Richard Gallery, 544 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
 

A Chicken In Every Pot 1_6 A Chicken In Every Pot 1/6
Painting, needlepoint, applique and embroidery on satin and canvas
2000
24 x 18 inches
 
Mother India from the Birth Project Mother India from the Birth Project
Painting, applique and embroidery on fabric
1985
134 x 96 inches
 
Live and Let Live Live and Let Live
Beading, glass and seed beads
2000
20 x 24 inches
 
Do A Good Turn Do A Good Turn
Reverse applique, quilting, and embroidery on fabric
2000
52 x 52 inches
 
Paddle Your Own Canoe Paddle Your Own Canoe
Modified Aubusson tapestry
2000
30 x 40 inches
 
The Hands That Rocks the Cradle Shape the World The Hands That Rocks the Cradle Shape the World
Sprayed Acrylic, oil paint, macrame, crochet and beading on fabric
2000
36 x 24 inches
 
Earth Birth Earth Birth
Sprayed Versatex and DMC floss on fabric
1983
62.75 x 136.75 inches
 
Begin with a Clean Slate 6_6 Begin with a Clean Slate 6/6
Painting, needlepoint, applique and embroidery on satin and canvas
2000
24 x 18 inches
 
Two Heads Are Better Than One 5_6 Two Heads Are Better Than One 5/6
Painting, needlepoint, applique and embroidery on satin and canvas
2000
24 x 18 inches
 
Bury the Hatchet 4_6 Bury the Hatchet 4/6
Painting, needlepoint, applique and embroidery on satin and canvas
2000
24 x 18 inches
 
Welcome with Open Arms 3_6 Welcome with Open Arms 3/6
Painting, needlepoint, applique and embroidery on satin and canvas
2000
24 x 18 inches
 
An Apple a Day 2_6 An Apple a Day 2/6
Painting, needlepoint, applique and embroidery on satin and canvas
2000
24 x 18 inches
 
Turn Over A New Leaf Turn Over A New Leaf
Painting, applique and embroidery on linen and charmeuse
2000
18 x 24 inches
 

David Richard Gallery, LLC
211 East 121st Street, New York, NY 10035 | p (212) 882-1705
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday or by appointment

1570 Pacheco Street, E2, Santa Fe, NM 87505 | p (505) 983-9555 | f (505) 983-1284
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, or by appointment


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