Artist Channels Ancient Myths, Fairy Tales And Mundane Moments In Fantastical Crochet

September 8, 2014 1:37 PM

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Artist Channels Ancient Myths, Fairy Tales And Mundane Moments In Fantastical Crochet

Crochet can be an odd thing. For some, it's associated with the mundane -- a grandmother crafting a blanket on a gloomy afternoon. Yet, in certain occasions, when removed from its typical habitat, crochet transforms from a banal household craft to a strange and bodily material. It drips and hangs like flesh off the bone, still retaining the elegance of lace and the comforts associated with the home.

Mandy Greer channels crochet in all its many impressions in her nightmarishly beautiful exhibition "The Ecstatic Moment." The show, taking place at the Hudson River Museum, was inspired in part by the Museum's adjacent Victorian river home, Glenview. The space, an artifact of Yonkers' previous life ...

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