Samantha Bittman: Interlace at Museum of Arts and Design
March 22, 2018 - September 6, 2018
"This spring, the Museum of Arts and Design launches 1ST SITE, a new project space located in the reception area of their 2 Columbus Circle location.1ST SITE features work by artists and designers that interact with and interpret the interior architecture and ambiance of the “entry.”
This spring, to coincide with the opening of Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro,the museum will feature Interlace, a large-scale vinyl mural by Brooklyn-based artist Samantha Bittman.
Interlace wraps the entry-level elevator bank in a colorful, oversize weaving draft–the pattern weavers follow to work out their designs in advance, dress their loom, and subsequently weave a piece of cloth. This particular weaving draft represents a “sample blanket,” a textile that uses different warp and weft combinations in small sections in order to experiment with weave structures, yarn and color. Printed at this scale, the pattern is recognizable as a tool specific to textile work, while resembling the pixels associated with the digital."