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Rachel Visits "Multiple Stitches"

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Monday November 21, 2011
POSTED BY: Alexandra Bruno, Marketing Department

This past weekend, Rachel saw a really inspiring show at the Lyons Wier Gallery in Chelsea.

The artist is Cayce Zavaglia and her exhibition "Multiple Stitches", which is comprised of various embroidered portraits, opened this past Thursday.  Zavaglia has developed a technique that has been described as "Modern Pointillism", which allows her to blend colors and establish tonalities that truly resemble the techniques in classic oil painting.

At first, Rachel thought the portraits were painted, but once she looked closer she realized they were created with stitches. "Up close, you can really see how dense and built up the embroidery is. Her subtle use of color was beautiful, for example, she has chosen the perfect color to create a highlight on a cheekbone that helps bring the portrait to life - quite amazing".

The show will continue until December 17th and is completely worth the trip.


TAGS:  Rachel Doriss, Lyons Wier Gallery, Cayce Zavaglia, "Multiple Stitches"


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