The Plimoth Jacket: A Paradise in Silk and Gold Winterthur Museum
September 3, 2011 - January 8, 2012
I was thrilled that Winterthur was able to exhibit the Plimoth Jacket from 2010 to 2011 and then design an exhibition around the making of the jacket including videos and descriptions of the work. You can see portions of the exhibit here. It was a great thrill to experience the opening and the conference with many of the stitchers there as well as Wendy White, Jill Hall and Bill Barnes (Golden Threads) there as well to celebrate our combined accomplishment. Click here to view a summary of the exhibition.
Extreme Textiles - Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum
April 8th - October 13th, 2005
I was honored to serve on the advisory board of the ground breaking exhibit, Extreme Textiles. The exhibit, which traveled to several venues after closing at the Cooper Hewitt, examined technical textiles as artistic objects. In addition to writing a chapter (Smarter) for the catalog, I was thrilled to have three of my own product developments and research prototypes exhibited. Click here to view a summary of the exhibition.
English Embroidery from The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
1580-1700: Twixt Art and Nature - Bard Graduate Center
December 11, 2008 to April 12, 2009
Charles Wilson of Smudge Animation and I were happy to produce two pieces of unique footage for the video which is playing in the gallery space. The first, is a digital restoration of a badly deteriorated blackwork nightcap. During the animation, the stitches are recreated and the tarnished metal thread work becomes bright again. The second allows the viewer to watch a segment of the complex goldwork stitch which was used for the scrolling coils on the embroidered jacket on display in the gallery. Click here to view a summary of the exhibition.