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Knitter's Review
February 1, 2007

lace on display

Last week, the art world was abuzz over a new exhibit that opened at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York City.

The show, entitled Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting, highlights the work of 27 artists who use fiber in unexpected and unorthodox ways—minuscule mittens made from wire, a 35-foot-wide American flag knit with telephone poles, a massive hand-knotted nylon net evoking a nuclear mushroom cloud.

Art critics used terms like "high-low hybridization" and "anything-goes pluralism" to describe the show, not to mention an abundance of grandmother and doily references. I wanted a knitter's take on the show, so I asked author and knitter Lela Nargi to attend the opening and tell us what she saw.

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Clara Parkes

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