Beyond Rugs!

  • Tracy Jamar, Land Parcels Quad, 2009; #3 in Fly Over Land series; hand-hooked, appliquéd, machine stitched on monks cloth, wool and cotton fabric yarns, silk an
  • Lara Magruder Fractal Pond, 2007 Hooked and prodded hand-dyed wool on linen 30 x 29 inches  Collection of the artist
  • Liz Alpert Fay Spontaneous Stripe, 2008 (detail) Hooked New York Times Sunday Magazine covers and rice paper 20 x 18 inches Collection of Len Charlap
  • Marguerite Zorach (1887-1968) The Snake and Bird, 1937 Wool on linen 34 ¼ x 59 ½ inches Private Collection
September 24, 2011February 26, 2012
Crosman Gallery

The second textile show at the Farnsworth to feature the technique of rug hooking, Beyond Rugs!, curated by Mildred Cole Peladeau and Farnsworth Assistant Curator Jane Bianco, will examine the art of hooking in recent times. A design by the innovative modernist, Marguerite Zorach, will introduce selections of artists from throughout the country who set the pace today with hook and fiber.

The exhibition Beyond Rugs! is made possible by a grant from The Coby Foundation, Ltd
The primary media sponsor of Beyond Rugs! is Maine Home + Design

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