Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Red Sky at Night

So as you know I totally love the work of artist Rebecca Ringqiuist. A few months ago our Fiber Collective spent a meeting critiquing her work in progress and that very work is now complete and about to be shown at Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago... Wish I could be there can you?

Rebecca Ringquist

Red Sky at Night

Ringquist's work tells love stories and creates veiled, fractured narratives full of double entendre. She is inspired of late by the fictional relocation story of the Swiss Family Robinson as well as her own cross-country move to Brooklyn. She alternates between hand embroidery and machine stitching, and the harsh difference between the rates of speed with which she works conveys a complicated message. Although the machine stitching is in itself very labor intensive, it also carries with it a sense of violence and aggression, reflecting the tangled messy nature of relationships. On a large wall piece, the thick orange flames, which lick up at the bed suggestively, are quite different from the sweet daisy imagery that lies beneath. Ringquist's work is at times careful, contrasted with moments of fast machine-stitched frenzy, expressing implicit and explicit intensities, and alternating between innocence and recklessness.

Artists Reception:
Friday, May 13, 5PM ­ 8PM

Exhibition dates:
May 13 ­ June 18, 2011

Gallery Hours:
Tues. ­ Sat. 11:00AM ­ 5:30PM

Aron Packer
Packer Schopf Gallery
942 W. Lake
Chicago, IL 60607


Rebecca said...

Joetta- Thanks so much for the mention. Wish you could be there too! I'm off to the midwest tomorrow to install- let's get together when I'm back. xo- Rebecca

Joetta M. said...

sounds great. good luck with the install and cannot wait to see the pictures!