The Work of Ilze Aviks

Reynolds, Judith
July 2000
Surface Design Journal;Summer2000, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p20
Trade Publication
The article features the life and works of textile artist Ilze Aviks. It cites the stitch in the context of a painted cloth which was claimed as her metaphor. It was stated that Aviks grew up in a small town in Kansas surrounded by folk embroidery and weaving but she had not connected in early aesthetic experience with her adult role as an artist. She expressed a dichotomy with the act of stitching that brings the meaning of the dichotomy into focus. She also claimed that the dichotomy honors the tradition that has been dismissed in the mainstream world of art. Moreover, her large-scale works bring her aesthetics into the realm of minimalism and modernism.


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