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Artist Crush: Meg Lipke

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 · 2 Comments

I just love this first piece by Meg Lipke of Brooklyn which is somehow so multi-faceted yet totally coherent as a whole. These vibrant ‘soft’ paintings are made with muslin, acrylic, ink, fabric dye, beeswax and stuffed with polyfil. Lipke has a very interesting back story: she is a third-generation textile artist. You can read more about that below.

 

“Lipke’s use of textiles is indubitably connected to her personal history. Her grandfather owned a textile factory in Manchester, England, and Lipke’s grandmother, Patricia Sinclair Hall, was an artist who weaved thread using a loom she hand-fashioned from plumbing pipes. She also painted fabrics and used batik, crafts she passed to Lipke’s mother, Catherine Hall, and which Lipke incorporates into her own painting today. Lipke’s mother brought the handmade loom from England to Brooklyn, and Lipke has used its warp and weft to add lines and layers of color to her paintings. In her introductory essay to the catalog accompanying this exhibit, Julia Kunin writes that, as a third-generation fiber artist, Lipke brings together ‘the physical, the personal and the historical.’ ” – Freight + Volume

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kathy // Sep 28, 2018 at 8:07 am

    unique and beautiful pieces

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