Image: Installation view with Southside Sunday Morning (2018), I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (2019), and The Tea (2017). Image courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago. All works © Bisa Butler.
Textiles Close Up
Bisa Butler: Portraits
Tuesday, May 18th
6:00 PM Eastern / 3:00 PM Pacific
$10 TSA Members / $15 nonmembers. You will receive a Zoom link in your registration confirmation email. To become a TSA member and support programs like this, join here.
A recording will be available to everyone who registers for 7 days after the event for later viewing.
Join curator and TSA member Erica Warren for a virtual walkthrough and discussion of the exhibition Bisa Butler: Portraits, on view at the Art Institute of Chicago through September 6, 2021. A close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition features over twenty kaleidoscopic portrait quilts that unpack history and explore themes such as family, migration, and the promise of youth as well as artistic and intellectual legacies. Butler’s interdisciplinary engagements with textiles, painting, and photography, her allusive use of printed fabrics, and the care she offers her portrait subjects come through in her vibrant and captivating works.
Dr. Erica Warren is associate curator of Textiles at the Art Institute of Chicago. Among her research interests are the city of Chicago’s role in the Good Design exhibitions, the designer, entrepreneur, and weaver Dorothy Liebes, and the unbounded material practices of contemporary artists working with textiles. For more information regarding Erica’s recent exhibitions and publications, please see https://ericawarrenphd.squarespace.com.
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Textiles Close Up is a series of study-workshops launched in 2013 that provides opportunities to examine textiles in leading museum and private collections, guided by renowned experts. As precautions for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrict travel and gathering, Textiles Close Up has moved online, to give a new type of access and learning opportunities.
*Refund Policy: There are no refunds for Textiles Close Up registration