"Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals"
Until Fri Jun 20
Photograph Courtesy of Maja Kihlstedt
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Apr 29 2014
If you haven’t seen 101 Dalmatians in a while, you might need a reminder of how downright heartbreaking the process of making a fur coat can be. In the hopes of raising public awareness of the illegal wildlife trade, Ruth Marshall—a former exhibit sculptor for the Wildlife Conservation Society—showcases her life-size, knitted textiles that replicate the pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials. Strikingly realistic, her works demonstrate the potential of artisan goods to have a higher commercial value than poached skins, collectively arguing for increased support for both conservation and culture. Through June 20.