Louise Pappageorge is a native of Chicago and a graduate of the School of the Art Institute, Chicago. Her work is included in many national and international private and corporate collections including the City of Chicago Merlo Library. Publications include American Craft, Fiber Arts and Home Magazines. She currently divides her time between Chicago and Michigan.
Early on through the women in her life, Louise was exposed to all types of “domestic” crafts, sewing, crochet, knitting, embroidery and macramé. Although her artworks have little to do with the utility of these crafts, she retained a profound interest in the mediums and sensibilities of those domestic crafts and their implications to feminism and women’s work.
Her artwork incorporates found and newly created crochet and laces to construct sculptural bodies of work that are metal leafed and patinaed. She views these dimensional artworks as a dialogue about the initial feminized craft formerly used as a background, now metamorphosed into a sculptural form. Pushing the envelope even further are her bronze works, casting laces into bronze. These three dimensional sculptures re-define the contextual relationship of lace to the surface and ask us to reconsider our prior conceptions about this form of craft as background.
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