Friday, March 29, 2013

Bojagi by Chunghie Lee

One of the highlights of being in NYC was getting to spend a day with Helen.  

She came all the way from Long Island to attend the Bojagi exhibit with me.  What a treat!



The pieces are truly stunning.  




I was so fascinated by the hanging threads, that I forgot to take a photo of this whole piece.








In some of the pieces, Chunghie Lee silk-screened photos of many of the "no name women" who made beautiful bojagi centuries ago.  




The pieces are large and small.




This one was two layers of sheer fabric.  Some of what you see is showing through from the other side.











Exquisite!

Later, we went to the Museum of Modern Art.  But no photos there.

Thank you, Helen, for a wonderful day!








12 comments:

Kathie said...

wow so interesting I may just have to go in and see this exhibit too!
thanks for sharing the pictures
Kathie

Marit said...

Like you say: exquisite! Love the colors and the thin, floating qualities of the cloth. Thank you for bringing us along...

mjb said...

What a beautiful exhibit!

smazoochie said...

So beautiful!

audrey said...

Beautiful! I'm thinking that exhibit really got your brain spinning.:)

Sujata Shah said...

Pretty! last one is my favorite of all.

meli B said...

Fabulous photos. I really like the extra info from the plaque because I didn't know much about this art form. Wonderful that people recognise the incredible talent women have incorporated into their daily lives and gone by largely unappreciated.

Helen said...

Your photos make me want to go back for another look! I loved our day together!!!

Mary Keasler said...

Those are just glorious. What great inspiration.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Wow! What an amazing exhibition! Inspiration overload!! It's great you and Helen went together, it's looks like an exhibition to share with a friend. and thank you for sharing it with us!!

Terry said...

Wonderful exhibit of ordinary stitching transformed. Great that you and Helen shared such a wonderful day. Thanks for sharing with us.

Victoria said...

What a joy it must have been to get to see her works in person! Thanks for sharing!