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Dispersions (no. 22)

A work made of linen, satin damask weave, embroidered with cotton, polyester, and/or silk, and human hair.
© 2013 Anne Wilson.

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  • A work made of linen, satin damask weave, embroidered with cotton, polyester, and/or silk, and human hair.

Date:

2013

Artist:

Anne Wilson (American, b. 1949)

About this artwork

The effect of this textile is highly ambiguous: when viewing the work from a distance, one wonders whether the areas of damage were caused by bullets, cigarette burns, or something else. A tension is created by the play of various contrasts: the etheral (comet-like celestial forms) versus the mundane (bourgeois family linens); the handworked “art object” (stitching) versus the machine-made damask background; and informal versus formal patterns.
—A Global View: Recent Acquisitions of Textiles, 2012-2016, April 8-September 5, 2016, Galleries 57-59

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Anne Wilson

Title

Dispersions (no. 22)

Place

Chicago (Object made in)

Date

Made 2013

Medium

Linen, satin damask weave, embroidered with cotton, polyester, and/or silk, and human hair

Dimensions

64.5 × 64.5 × 3.8 cm (25 3/8 × 25 3/8 × 1 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Christa C. Mayer Thurman Textile Endowment

Reference Number

2014.966

Copyright

© 2013 Anne Wilson.

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