Chapel Hill: Community

May 30, 2014

Knots landing: Macrame on display

Artist Gracelee Lawrence's installation “Crochet Ricochet Macrame Cosmic Ray Hideaway” is now up in the old Yates Motor Co. Building, 419 W. Franklin St.

Artist Gracelee Lawrence's installation “Crochet Ricochet Macrame Cosmic Ray Hideaway” is now on display in the old Yates Motor Co. Building, 419 W. Franklin St.

The installation, up through June, is rooted in North Carolina's history of agriculture and fiber arts, specifically tobacco twine crocheting as well as the women's movements from 1970s, and even the craft revival of today.

“The exhibit is meant to highlight the line between art and craft as particularly made by women, how their knot tying evolved as a women's home handicraft to a kind of fine art,” Lawrence says.

Lawrence is a sculptor and performance artist from Chapel Hill who received the 2011-2012 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Grant from the Durham Arts Council and North Carolina Arts Council.

 

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