Sunday, 19 December 2010
Louise Bourgeois: Fabric works
I was so lucky to catch the last day of Louise Bourgeois exhibition at Hauser & Wirth, Saville Row, London.
A exhibition showing 70 textile pieces of the late Louise Bourgeois reminds us the significance and beauty of every day cloth and how fabric played an important part in Bourgeois life and art. A life-long hoarder of clothes and household items such as tablecloths, napkins and bed linen, from the mid-nineties Bourgeois cut up and re-stitched these, transforming her lived materials into art. Through sewing she attempted to effect psychological repair: ‘I always had the fear of being separated and abandoned. The sewing is my attempt to keep things together and make things whole’.
Simple everyday fabrics are patchworked, stitched and woven to create intricate complex geometric pieces giving them new life and a permanent meaning.
Moth patchwork Adobe Illustrator