Tuesday Aug 16, 2016
Santa Fe, NM
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Tammi Lawson, Associate Curator of the Art and Artifacts Division at the New York Public Library, and internationally known crochet artist Xenobia Bailey reflect on their careers in the art world.
My Life in Art is an annual series that invites art world visionaries to reflect back on their careers in the art world.
Bailey is best known for her eclectic full size crochet tents, hats and large scale crochet mandalas, consisting of colorful concentric circles and repeating patterns. Her pieces are often connected to her ongoing project "Paradise Under Reconstruction in the Aesthetic of Funk". Her designs draw influences from Africa, China, and Native American and Eastern philosophies, with undertones of the 1970's funk aesthetic. Her hats have been featured in United Colors of Beneton Ads, on The Cosby Show, and in the Spike Lee film Do the Right Thing (worn by Samuel L. Jackson as DJ Mister Señor Love Daddy). Tammi Lawson is Associate Curator of the Art & Artifacts Division at the New York Public Library’s renowned Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.