“Pricked: Extreme Embroidery”

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(“Death of Blinded Philosopher” (2006), embroidery on silk shantung, by Angelo Filomeno.)

Perusing the New York Times this morning and came upon this: Needling More Than the Feminist Consciousness

I am always amazed by artists who push boundaries like this.  I feel something turning in my brain…I often feel that we as ID dressmakers make wearable art.  A client and I were just talking about this…we make gorgeous, over-the-top, fanciful creations that no one in their right mind would wear…except to DANCE in front of a judge!  Every once in a while, the bizarreness of ID costuming spins my head around.

I love it.

More interesting reviews: Village Voice, Whipup (lots of pics here),

The exhibit is the second one in the textile vein.  The first was last year’s Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting.