Sunday, March 30, 2008

New York Crochet Events

The Institute for Figuring is presenting two crochet shows in NYC in the oh-so-very-near future. My ravelry friend Inga, of rockpoolcandy fame, has pieces in the two shows, quoted here from the IFF website:

- New York University "Broadway Windows" (NYC, NY)
In conjunction with the New York Institute of the Humanities and the Steinhardt School at NYU, a selection of the IFF's most complex and delicate sub-reefs will be on exhibition in the Broadway Windows space - across the road from historic Grace Church (at the corner of Broadway and 10th Street). The exhibition will include the Bleached Reef, the Branched Anemone Garden, and the Ladies Silurian Reef.

Forthcoming, April 5th - May 18th 2008

Location: Broadway Windows, at the corner of Broadway and 10th St.

- World Financial Center, Winter Garden (Battery Park City, NYC)
As a sister exhibition to the Broadway Windows site, a second exhibition of IFF crochet corals will be staged at the World Financial Center, Winter Garden. On display here will be the IFF's yarn-and-plastic-extravaganza, the Toxic Reef. The Winter Garden show will mark the debut appearance of the Rubbish Vortex crocheted entirely from used plastic shopping bags by IFF Australian contributor Helle Jorgensen, and The Other Crochet Reef by the mysterious Dr Axt. On display will also be a large cloud of plastic jellyfish forms by Irish contributor Inga Hamilton, Cambrian Explosion forms by Aviva Alter, hyperbolic octopii by Helen Bernasconi, and beaded hyperbolic marvels by Rebecca Peapples and Sue Von Ohlsen. The WFC show will also debut the New York Reef, currently under construction, and will see the New York premier of the Chicago Reef. This exhibition is presented by arts>World Financial Center, in conjunction with the New York Institute of the Humanities at NYU.

Forthcoming, April 5th - May 18th 2008 (The New York Reef and Chicago Reef will remain on display through August 31)

Location: World Financial Center Winter Garden (beside staircase)
220 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10281

This is a must-see, friends, and any hooker worth her salt should try to make the time and support crochet-as-art and the fantastic artists who work so hard to bring this to life. If any of my local (or not-so-local) crochet pals want to set up time to see these exhibitions en masse, let me know (yeah, I'm talking to you too, Dora, Sam, Christina, Janet, Lisa!).

Big shout out to IFF and to all the crocheters who contributed to these events!


Christina said...

I'll get together to see this! Let me know when you're thinking of going and we'll make plans. This is really eciting...crochet is coming up!

Christina said...

I got in touch withLisa and Janet and they both said they'd like to come, depending on the date. Email me or PM me at crochetville so we can figure out dates!