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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Laurie Herrick: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Posted by Marjorie Skinner on Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Something interesting coming down the pike: The Museum of Contemporary Craft is readying itself for an exhibition opening March 17 (running through July 30th).

Portland-based Designer-craftsman Laurie Herrick created widely recognized weavings from the 1940s until her death in 1995. This retrospective exhibition explores weaving as a living craft. Selected patterns by Herrick will be available on the web for weavers worldwide to interpret and share via Flickr. Five contemporary artists will participate in Museum residencies, creating personal responses to Herrick’s patterns and adding to this traveling exhibition.

The weavings are gorgeous, and I've posted a few after the break, but the show also includes a photo series of her wearable pieces, styled by Adam Arnold and Burnside Proper's Galen Amussen, which you must see now:










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