One of Xiang Yang’s embroideries from his series Relationship–Bushism and Sadamism. In this piece, which was at the Painted Bride a year ago, the embroidery links portraits of Kim Il Jung and Mao Tse Tung
A year ago, the folks at Snyderman stopped in the Painted Bride and were as blown away as we are by Xiang Yang’s emboidery, which mixes contemporary political and cultural issues with the ancient art of embroidery and Chinese and Western visual traditions. Snyderman now represents Xiang, and placed him in an exhibit at the Museum of Design & Arts, opening Nov. 8. The exhibit, Pricked: Extreme Embroidery, is a sequel to the museum’s show, Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting. Snyderman also is showing Xiang’s work at SOFA Chicago as I write this.
Anyway, we’ve been excited about Xiang’s art for since 2004. We’re glad we’re not alone.