I’m getting old
I checked out the Renwick’s 40 under 40: Craft Futures exhibit last week, a must-see if you are in DC between now and February 3, 2013. The exhibit features 40 artists born since 1972, and it is simply amazing. I had a chance to talk to some of the artists the day the exhibit opened. Some of my favs?
- Jeff Garner and his quilted coat, made from a quilt pieced by his grandmother.
- Anna Von Mertens and her 2:45 a.m. until Sunrise on Tet. Her art shows the position of the stars at any location and at any hour in history. You have to see it to really understand what I’m saying.
- Olek’s Knitting is for Puss***. I was not expecting the live people. And yes, this is the same artist who yarn-bombed Albert Einstein outside of the National Academy of Sciences earlier this month.
- Mia Pearlman, who does amazing things with white paper, india ink, paper clips, light and space. AND her mom is a quilter.
- Sabrina Gschwandtner, who makes quilts from film footage. Yes, really.
I was completely inspired to create after leaving the exhibit. To see all of the works, click here: http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/online/renwick40/.