"TWO DOLLAR BILL" Hooked Rug
Included in this amazing and fascinating
Dorothy Grebenak, RUG HOOKER
The SHOW is now on view at
Rosenwald-Wolf, Hamilton Hall & Borowsky Galleries
333 S. Broad Street
Friday, January 22, 2010 at 10:00am - Monday, March 15, 2010 at 5:00pm
If you can get to this show .. . . .
I highly recommend going as fast as you can!
forcing a re-examination of pop art and creating a new story of the movement from art and artists now being rediscovered.
Among them is Dorothy Grebenak, who created handmade hooked rugs depicting a "Tide Box," a "Bugatti" logo, a "Two Dollar Bill" and a Babe Ruth baseball card, all of which are on view in the Sheldon exhibition.
By using the laborious hand-hooking technique and fiber as her material, Grebenak introduced the traditionally feminine into pop, making something functional (they could easily be on a floor) and an art object visually appealing enough to hang on the wall.
Laborious? . . .
no I think not as we rug hookers love to create while we are hooking just as one would by painting a painting. . time is not important . . . .in the creation of real art . . . .
I was thrilled to discover this rug hooker that I had never heard of before . . .