Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Would Anyone Like a Spot of Tea?

(Above) Lichtenstein Teapot/Tension, side 1: 8 x 10.5 x 2 inches, knotted wax linen, stainless steel: Courtesy Jane Saur Gallery
(Above) Warhol Teapot/American Beauties, side 2: 9.5 x 9.5 inches, knotted wax linen, stainless steel: Private Collection
(Above) Jim Dine Teapot/side 2: 8.5 x 9.5 x 2 inches, knotted wax linen, stainless steel: Traveling exhibition: Contemporary Baskets from the Sarah and David Lieberman Collection
(Above) Robert Indiana Teapot/side 1: 8.5 x 9 x 2 inches, knotted wax linen, stainless steel
(Above) Lichtenstein Teapot/side 1: 8.5 x 9.5 x 1.75 inches, knotted wax linen, stainless steel: Private Collection

I HAVE KNOWN KATE ANDERSON FOR NEARLY 25 YEARS: An accomplished painter, for the last 10 years she has been spending her days knotting with waxed linen, blending an archetypal art form (the teapot) with appropriated images from what is commonly considered to be “high art.” They are gorgeous, handcrafted objects.

This is Kate’s statement from her Web site:

“Making sculptural art forms by utilizing the repetitive basketry technique called knotting forms the basis of my work regarding content and the blurred edges where art and craft meet. High-art/low-art references come into play by utilizing the teapot, a common craft object, as my sculptural archetype juxtaposed with images appropriated from the world of “high art.” Quotation, allusion, abstraction, and art/craft references all play a part as the knotting process simultaneously creates both structure and image.

1 comment:

Linda said...

These are gorgeous, gorgeous. So is your site.

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