“We Should Have Just Let Go” is back up! It’s currently installed in the Say What? Gallery in Tannersville, NY. The opening was last night, and the current show, We Live in A Rainbow of Chaos, will be up through May 12th.
It’s hung to create passageways for the viewer to explore while discovering different vantage points and mixes of colors.
This work was knit over a period of nine months, from countless sweaters, by my grandmother and me. After decades of using small knitting needles to make socks, gloves and sweaters for her family, she was delighted to knit with the size 50 needles that I handed her. We spent many evenings sitting in her den and knitting away, while we took turns choosing movies to watch (Singing in the Rain vs. Nightmare Before Christmas).Walking through the installation, I can still recognize specific sweaters that gave their yarn. The sparkly blue of Emily’s sweater, the purple and white of my mom’s, the nubby purple with white tufts of my aunt’s sweater, the thin blue yarn of Jason’s sweater, etc. My friends Dan and Reina once gifted me six garbage bags of sweaters and yarn from what’s now become their amazing vintage toy and ephemera store, Dan’s Parents’ House. There are amazing memories woven into this work.
There is amazing artwork in this show, here are just a few of them:
Mushroom Maypole by Leslie Pelino and the underside of the fabric mushrooms.
Say What? Contemporary Art Gallery is located at:
The gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Their phone number is (518) 589-7500.
See previous incarnations of We Should Have Just Let Go.