This is my 4th post about the work of Kay Sekimachi. The others were on June 21, 2021, September 16, 2014, and September 17, 2014. On July 30, I paid my third visit to the exhibition, and I have another one scheduled. The Textile Arts Council of the DeYoung Museum organized a visit to the show with Kay there to answer questions and receive our adoration.
In the June post, I showed what caught my eye at first. This time here are more subtle pieces that inspire me.
Aka/Kuro II, 2007. Polyester, linen; plain and twill weaves, painted warp, wood dowels, gesso. 38.75” x 5.5”. Kay calls this one of her scrolls. She has more on the loom at the moment but hasn’t gotten to it in a while. It is stunningly gorgeous and simple.
Detail of above.
Rouge et Noir, 2007. Linen, dye, and lucite. 28 ¾ » x 6 ¾”.
Detail. I love the red at the corner.
Another detail. Notice the care taken at the hem.
Homage to Agnes Martin. Approx.. 12” x 12”. Linen, textile dye, permanent marker. There are several of these pieces. This time I really noticed the subtleties in the painting.
Notice the care in presentation. The linen is stretched over a board and framed with a reveal. There are several of these variations in the show.
Another detail of the frame and more subtilties.