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

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Artist

Anne Wilson

Title

Dispersions (no. 22)

Origin

Chicago

Date

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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