Much More Inspiration at the Kay Sekimachi Show, BAMPH, Berkeley, Calif. (ends October 24, 2021)

Introduction:
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.


4 thoughts on “Much More Inspiration at the Kay Sekimachi Show, BAMPH, Berkeley, Calif. (ends October 24, 2021)”

  1. Thank you – these are awe inspiring. Do you know if she used any traditional IKAT techniques?

    Your blog is always so interesting.

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