Senior RISD Show —Textiles

(5.21) The textiles show is the last of the senior group shows this year and it’s a good one. When this comes down on Tuesday, May 21, the best of the spring shows will come together for the final Senior Invitational starting on May 31st. But don’t miss the fascinating weaves, felts, knits and jacquards up now in “A Stitch in Time.” The gallery seen here could be a typical home decor showroom with its bedding, drapes, lamps and curtains . . . only upon closer inspection does the originality of the concepts emerge. (The printed cotton lawn fabrics on the left are lovely. Hye Young Cho’s concentration is Drawing.)

There is always a fashion component in the textiles show; this year features futuristic, ruchy and padded, machine-knit outfits as well as the vibrant black and gray numbers that greet you at the front entrance. Further in there are also some wonderful pleated and folded sculptures.

Museum hours: Friday, Saturday & Monday, 10am to 5pm/ Sunday, 2pm to 5pm/ Tuesday, 10am to 4pm. Closed Wednesday & Thursday.

“A Stitch in Time” comes down at 4pm on Tuesday, May 21st.

Coming up: Senior Invitational, May 31 to June 2. Go here for schedule and gallery info.

Free, Woods-Gerry Gallery, 62 Prospect Street, (directions)


Below is a detail from Hye Young Cho’s “Moments of Warmth,” jacquard loom.

This gorgeous assemblage was crafted by Sophie Meyer.

The amusing showstopper below is titled, “What we hide in the shadows.” It takes a few moments to discern exactly which toys Christopher James Beaudoin has hidden in his tub. Give yourself Kenough time.


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