One Plays Cricket / Ricky Katowicz
In 2012-13, these 300+ portraits were created by using a sewing machine, crinoline fabric, black thread, paper, and marker. The challenge was making one per day for the length of a year. The process meant getting to know someone each morning. They were chosen as a subject, studied throughout the afternoon, and in the late evening, realized in thread. Now, almost four years from the start of this project, all of the individuals in these stitched portraits are being shown together… They are actors, directors, musicians, artists, politicians, peace prize winners, civil rights leaders, outsiders, insiders, writers, scientists, athletes, …and one of them plays cricket.
Ricky Katowicz is a toy designer and visual performance artist who uses the sewing machine to create drawings and soundscapes. In addition, he leads workshops to teach people of all ages how to make nothing out of something. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife, daughter, and two birds. His work can be seen at his personal blog, in the Todd Oldham board book - Sundance Film Festival A-Z, and on toy shelves around the world.
He has shown and performed at Aviary Gallery, Craftland, Machines With Magnets, Aurora Providence, RISD Museum, and Sundance Film Festival.
OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY JANUARY 7 7-9PM: