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Lisa Solomon at Fouladi Projects

Lisa Solomon works with thread, a medium typically associated with female domestic crafts, which she derails from the stereotypical norm towards a fine art. This month Solomon installed a wall of 1000 doilies at Fouladi Projects as part of her new exhibition SEN. Made of 100 colors, and stitched and knotted by over 45 different women internationally, along with Solomon, the installation elevates the medium and object beyond its domestic uses. The installation explores color theory arranged in each strand of 10 doilies, the historical and traditional luck in numbers, and gender.

Lisa Solomon, Installation at Fouladi Projects, 2013, Courtesy of the Artist and Fouladi Projects

Lisa Solomon, Installation at Fouladi Projects, 2013, Courtesy of the Artist and Fouladi Projects

The exhibition features Solomon’s large scale installation as well as new works, and the study for the doilies installation, giving the viewer an inside look at Solomon’s process.

An install shot of Solomons large scale doily installation being completed, courtesy of the Artist and Fouladi Projects

An install shot of Solomon’s large scale doily installation being completed, courtesy of the Artist and Fouladi Projects

Solomon describes the fixation on the number 1000 as cultural and historical, inspired by her Japanese Mother. The installation is her interpretation of 1000 cranes or cherry trees.

Installation detail, courtesy of the Artist and Fouladi Projects

Installation detail, courtesy of the Artist and Fouladi Projects

SEN, New works and installations by Lisa Solomon is up through December 21, 2013 at Fouladi Projects Gallery. Don’t miss this exhibition – you will never see doilies the same again! And that’s a great thing.

Fouladi Projects
1803 Market Street
San Francisco, CA

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