New Work by Chris Roberts Antieau
Contact: Heidi Hendrick
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --- Antieau Gallery is pleased to announce that Artist Chris Roberts-Antieau will have new work on display in her French Quarter gallery at 927 Royal Street. The show begins on Saturday, April 22 with an opening reception at 7pm. The exhibit will be ongoing.
Antieau is a self-taught pioneer of free-motion machine embroidery. Her main body of work, which she calls “fabric paintings,” are highly sophisticated tapestries created in her signature style of fabric appliqué and intricate embroidery, crafted on a simple Bernina sewing machine. Antieau’s subject matter ranges from joyfully candid cultural commentary depicting unbelievable true stories (such as James Brown’s Funeral: And The Tragic Aftermath) to more personal reflections on nature, perception, reality and truth. Antieau further explores her interests through sculpture and installation, creating elaborate dollhouses of famous murder scenes and elegant gowns embroidered with birds of prey eviscerating small animals. Antieau meticulously curates a sensory experience which transforms the gallery space acoustically and texturally.
With over thirty years of experience, Antieau has exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in several public collections which include; American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD, House of Representatives, Washington, DC, and the Boxing Hall of Fame, Canastota, NY. Antieau lives and works in New Orleans, Louisiana.