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The New York Times:
Hip-Hop’s Next Takeover: Quilts
Bisa Butler’s new show translates both photographs of Black figures and hip-hop lyrics into intricate textile art.
HOW ARTIST BISA BUTLER BRINGS HER EXQUISITE QUILT PORTRAITS TO LIFE
“I am searching for images that remind me of my childhood and of people I could have known.” That’s the mission that drives Bisa Butler, the artist whose quilted portraits are currently making a splash with her exhibition The World Is Yours at the Jeffrey Deitch Gallery in New York City.
For Bisa Butler, "The World Is Yours," Every Stitch at a Time
Bisa Butler told me this week that this show took time, that the show was hard to make. And in so many ways, history takes time, takes time to understand, to reconcile, and in her practice, the Fall 2020 cover artist is stitching time, stitching eras, re-telling history with textiles, with texture, with care; and that takes time.
Art & Object: Bisa Butler The World Is Yours
Fabric artist Bisa Butler, whose vibrant quilted appliqué portraits have been featured on the covers of Time, Essence, and The New York Times Magazine, currently has a new solo exhibition, The World Is Yours, at New York’s Jeffrey Deitch Gallery. This is Butler’s first solo exhibition in New York since the lockdown, and she considers it a homecoming.
Unpacking the Stories Behind Artist Bisa Butler’s Portrayal of the Harlem Hellfighters:
When educators cover U.S. military history, they may not immediately think of contemporary art as a teaching resource. But a 2021 artwork by artist Bisa Butler on display in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery is tailor-made for sparking student inquiry into an essential chapter of World War I history.
Bisa Butler Reminds You ‘The World Is Yours’
Housed at Jeffrey Deitch in New York, The World is Yours presents new large-scale quilts that are made in collaboration with several acclaimed contemporary photographers, including Gordon Parks, Janette Beckman and Jamel Shabazz.
Bisa Butler’s Manhattan show unites fashion and art with contemporary relevance
The opening of Bisa Butler’s solo show took place on Saturday May 6 at Jeffrey Deitch’s downtown Manhattan gallery and it was more reflective of a fashion week happening than a traditional art opening. Youth, individualism and pride were on show not only in the work but in the attendees who spilled out through the open doors...
Bisa Butler, Lauren Halsey, Samuel Ross, and More Must-See Shows in New York
Deitch presents the poetic exhibition, “Bisa Butler: The World is Yours,” currently on view through June 30 in New York. American artist Bisa Butler’s first solo show at Jeffrey Deitch in New York is a shimmering ode to African American culture—past, present, and future.
Bisa Butler weaves the Black diaspora together in dynamic, electric-colored quilted portraits
Her pieces meld old and new, past and future, history and hope. She transforms the traditional craft of quilting into a mosaic of fabric creating portraits of Black American history.
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