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Monique Luchetti, RNA


The Phatory
618 East 9th Street, between B and C, 212-777-7922
East Village / Lower East Side
February 18 - March 12, 2005
Reception: Friday, February 18, 7 - 9 PM
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For this show, Luchetti presents new work using second-hand braided rugs and other floor coverings, which she pulls apart and reweaves into works of art. As in cellular regeneration, Luchetti’s work metaphorically decodes the aesthetic blueprints implicit in these formerly utilitarian objects, liberating the objects from their domestic duty. This transformative process extends the labor of the original weavers who, despite working within pragmatic and cultural confines, imbued their rugs with their own visual statements.
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