Review of "Lie Like a Rug"
ALTERATIONS--curated by Valerie McKenzie
at James Graham & Sons Gallery, 1014 Madison Ave, NYC
June 21- August 31, 2001
New York Magazine
Textile Business-- As anyone who's seen Alighiero Boetti's embroderies
of the seventies and eighties knows, weaving, embroidering, quilting,
and beading--all those earnest, busy-bee crafts that "serious"
atists used to sneer at--have paved the way for some of the really interesting
developments in contemporary art. The twenty artists in Alterations
continue to put traditional textile practices to new and surprising service,
from Elaine Reichek's fanciful "sampler" to Charles LeDray's
miniature hand-sewn sailor suit to Devorah Sperber's Lie Like a Rug,
2000-2001 (pictured), a faux Persian rug composed of 18,000 pen caps adhered
to flexible canvas. At James Graham & Sons, 1014 Madison Avenue, at
78th Street; through August 31. July 9, 2001