''I've always worn hats, but they never did what I wanted them to,'' Xenobia Bailey said. This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. She will tell you that her work is an accumulation of materials in the tradition of African-American art, and reflected in the music of the 1960s she grew up with. (Authentication card does not include image of live model). Link Lately, I've been swinging creatively between a fabric collage … (RE) POSSESSED EXHIBIT, JERSEY CITY MUSEUM, March 20.-August 24, 2008, B. See the article in its original context from. See more ideas about crochet art, bailey, freeform crochet. About: Xenobia Bailey studied ethnomusicology at the University of Washington, it was there that her interest in craftsmanship and fabric took full bloom. Her recent work has focused on design, with particular emphasis on how a well designed material culture can enhance and support a community. I love your hats & crochet art. She is known for her crochet African-inspired hats and large crochet pieces and mandalas. Posts IGTV Tagged. Her pieces are often connected to her ongoing project "Paradise Under Reconstruction in the Aesthetic of Funk". Some were featured in Elle magazine in 1988 and 1989. The costume designer for the film ''Do the Right Thing'' commissioned Ms. Bailey to design hats for two characters in the film. (GREAT EXHIBITE I HAVE A INSTALLATION IN THIS SHOPr, D. The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design Without End, THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, NYC, SEPT 30 2008-MARSH 22, 2008: (AN AMAZING AFRICAN TEXTILE EXHIBIT THAT IS PART OF THE NYU EXHIBIT THAT MY WORK IS IN, GET THE CATALOG IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO VISIT THE EXHIBITPr, E. (RE)POSSESSED EXHIBIT: THE KING ART COMPLEX, 867 Mt. 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Check out her incredible crocheted hat and dress above and to see more of her work CLICK HERE. Xenobia Bailey (1955, Seattle) is one of the artists in the exhibition ‘Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Present’ in ICA Boston, from October 1 till January 4 2015. Kadeem Hardison, Dwayne Wayne in ''A Different World,'' wore one on that show. Discover (and save!) About the artist ~ Xenobia Bailey is a fiber artist who works primarily in crochet, textiles, and needlecraft. Her technique is ''a top secret,'' and the hats do what she wants. She studied ethnomusicology from The University of Washington, and went on to receive her BFA from The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. ''The knit hats become unraveled and the floppy hats just had no style.''. Jul 11, 2012 - FUNKTIONING: The Final Frontier in Re-Constructing the Contemporary African American Lifestyle in the Aesthetic of Funk. Born in 1955 and raised in Seattle, Washington, Ms. Bailey is known for her crochet hats, mandalas and large scale art pieces. Imagine, owning your own Xenobia original. Reactions: Email This BlogThis! Starting to crochet myself, I am hooked (haha), literally. Her pieces are often connected to her ongoing project "Paradise Under Reconstruction in the Aesthetic of Funk". Xenobia Bailey. Combining a range of cultural and experiential influences—including her mother’s skill of upcycling found materials into home décor and her own education in industrial design—Xenobia Bailey has become well known for her large-scale crocheted mandalas. Matthew Barney explains that the complexity in his "Cremaster" series relates to: his own wandering interests . Her pieces are often connected to her ongoing project "Paradise Under Reconstruction in the Aesthetic of Funk". The first fiber artist in this series is Xenobia Bailey. Her hats, $110 to $800, are at the Tents of Kedar, 43 Fifth Avenue Brooklyn, and Island Traders, East Fourth Street between Broadway and Lafayette Street. Aug 10, 2013 - This Pin was discovered by Black Star. More coolness. Xenobia Bailey has 2,277 photos and videos on their Instagram profile. Feb 25, 2015 - FUNKTIONING: The Final Frontier in Re-Constructing the Contemporary African American Lifestyle in the Aesthetic of Funk. Style Makers; Xenobia Bailey, African-Hat Designer. When most people think of crocheting, they think of blankets, hats and scarves just to name a few items. About. Feb 25, 2015 - FUNKTIONING: The Final Frontier in Re-Constructing the Contemporary African American Lifestyle in the Aesthetic of Funk. Jul 11, 2015 - Explore Fritz From-Home's board "xenobia bailey" on Pinterest. Log In Sign Up. UPDATE: Xenobia Bailey has an Etsy shop with the coolest hats on earth. Her designs are influenced by African, Chinese, and Native American and Eastern philosophies, with undertones of the 1970s “Funk” aesthetic. Oct 7, 2015 - FUNKTIONING: The Final Frontier in Re-Constructing the Contemporary African American Lifestyle in the Aesthetic of Funk. She has said that her specialty is crochet and needlecraft. Since the beginning of Hip-hop and Spike Lee's 40 Acres and a Mule Film Production, and the pages of ELLE Magazine when it first came to America, these Funky Fly, Tapestry Crochet Crown/hats have Rocked-Steady without missing a Beat... for almost 3 decades these crown/hats have adorned some of the noblest heads in and out of the country. Link Plus, I found her blog! Follow. your own Pins on Pinterest 2,533 posts; 3,233 followers; 206 following; Xenobia Bailey. Bailey is best known for her eclectic crochet hats and large scale crochet mandalas, consisting of colorful concentric circles and repeating patterns. 8 comments: Mademoiselle Julie July 24, 2009 at 8:08 AM. PORTIONS OF THE (RE) POSSESSED EXHIBIT, FULLER CRAFT MUSEUM, BROCKTON, MASS, AUGUST 7, 2008-MARCH 8, 20Pr, C. S & M: SHRINES AND MASQUEADES IN COSMOPOLITAN TIMES; 80 WAHINGTON SQUARE EAST GLLERY, SEPT 16-DEC 6, 2008. Vernon Ave, COLUMBUS OHIO 43203, (614) 645-KING;:SEPT 25, - DEC 30, 2008, JOHN MICHAEL KOHLER ARTS CENTER, SHEBOYGAN, WI: EXHIBIT TITLE: AMERICAN STORY: (RE) POSSESSED, MAY 10, 2009- JANUARY 3, 2010, A Life's Design by Charles Harrison Pioneer African American Industrial Designer [b 1931]. In these works, she embraces the aesthetic of funk and its associations with the social movements of the 1970s. One of the foremost crochet artists of today is Xenobia Bailey, who creates beautifully intricate mandalas and other art installations. Discover (and save!) Aug 12, 2014 - I met artist, Xenobia Bailey, at her residency at The Museum of Arts and Design. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Since 1986 these chic urban wear crochet crown/hats have evolved with time, for the past 27 years. Bailey is best known for her eclectic crochet hats and large scale crochet mandalas, consisting of colorful concentric circles and repeating patterns. She made hats for Lisa Bonet, a daughter on ''The Cosby Show,'' who wore them on the show. The medium of Matthew Barney's "Cremaster 5" is: film. Xenobia Bailey's Artist Journal at Thursday, July 23, 2009. Xenobia Bailey is an artist and designer best known for her eclectic crochet hats and her large scale crochet pieces and mandalas, consisting of colorful concentric circles and repeating patterns. For three months, Xenobia Bailey collaborated with Boys & Girls High School students to design and produce “up-cycled” furniture created in the African-American aesthetic of Funk. She was a costume designer in the renowned African-American community theater, Black Arts West, until … Xenobia Bailey does absolutely beautiful crochet artwork… she works mostly (if not exclusively) in single stitch crochet and using mostly acrylic & cotton yarns and plastic pony beads. Xenobia Bailey established herself as an artist by making: crocheted hats. TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. Xenobia Bailey's (Re)Possessed was influenced by: African, Hindu, and Chinese elements. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. FUNKTIONING: The Final Frontier in Re-Constructing the Contemporary African American Lifestyle in the Aesthetic of Funk. 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