787 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Sue Ravitz
Long Sampler

23.08.17 – 10.10.17

With Long Sampler, made specifically for *QueenSpecific, Sue Ravitz uses a combination of wool and silk thread, large and small stitches, to investigate pattern, repetition and relationships between colours.

Sue Ravitz grew up a small town girl, in Kalamazoo, Mi. For generations the women in her family did crafts, but she was never exposed to “fine art.” She continued to do handwork while raising her family in Chicago. When her kids left home, she began to more seriously explore color by spending hours every day knitting small blocks of patterns, spreading them out on the floor, and considering how they related to each other. During this time, she and her husband actively collected art, primarily reductive, monochrome paintings all surface and color. After moving to New York in 2006, Sue began making rugs and thinking about pattern work, but her focus was still color interaction. She has exhibited rarely. In 2013 she had a one person show at Mondo Cane gallery. In 2015, she was included in the group show Fiber Optic at Minus Space, Brooklyn, NYC. Sue also directs and curates the program at 57W57ARTS (57w57arts.com)

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