YBCA's "Remember the Times"
Bay Area artist Lauren DiCioccio's "Remember the Times" is currently on view at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) in San Francisco. DiCioccio's work transforms the banal objects of our everyday lives into carefully crafted works of embroidery. Newspapers, playing cards, spiral notebooks, water bottles and shopping bags are reincarnated as soft sculptures of felt and thread.
In the presence of DiCioccio's sculptures, there is an overwhelming urge to embrace their tactile qualities and pet each cartoonish version of the familiar items. The artist’s hand and compulsive attention to detail is evident, particularly in her renditions of vacation photo slides and international currency. The ultra soft texture and handmade quality of the sculptures work in stark contrast to the expected paper and plastic materials that typically go unnoticed in our day-to-day lives.
"Remember the Times" will remain on view until March 27 at YBCA.