Gender Stitchery: artists sew knit art was at the Carleton College Art Gallery located in Northfield, Minnesota in May 2006. It showcased Mark Newport’s knitted people, Maggy Rozycki Hiltner’s, machine and hand stitched cotton, and Kent Henricksen’s, Lithographs on linen with digitized embroidery and decorative trim.
Image: Elaine Reichek, Sampler (Troilus and Cressida), 2001. Embroidery on linen, 31 x 18 3/8” (framed).
Image: Cat Mazza, Nike Blanket Petition, 2003-2007. 55 x 140”, Crocheted orange and white synthetic yarn.
Image: Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Pocket Candy, 2005. Hand-stitched cotton and found textiles. 12 x 22”.
An exerpt from the exhibition catalogue:
Gender Stitchery brings together nine artists from New York, Chicago, Arizona and points in between who knit and sew art. Stitchery, only recently deemed a legitimate artistic medium, is showing up in surprising and varied works by long-established and emergent artists. … Many choose to sew and knit, some substituting thread for paint in creating evocative compositions, others more self-consciously using stitchery to advance critiques of gender stereotypes and artistic hierarchies.