Opening reception with Ptolemy Mann at HUDSON gallery: Saturday April 22, 2017 5pm
Opening reception with Ptolemy Mann at BROOKLYN gallery: Saturday May 6, 2017 5pm
On view HUDSON gallery: APRIL 22-29th 2017
On View BROOKLYN gallery: May 6-14, 2017
Kea Carpets and Kilims and Ptolemy Mann have come together to celebrate a shared love of flatweave rugs. Launching in New York for the first time this Spring, they will be showing rugs from Ptolemy’s existing collection, including some new designs and runners. Craftsmanship lies at the heart of these rugs; exquisite hand dyed and woven flat weaves with a focus on ‘Gelim,' an ancient technique from northern Iran which consists of dip dyed weft threads woven in careful harmony to create gentle grades of ikat color. A weaver and dyer of textile artworks herself, Ptolemy has transferred her knowledge of hand weaving to the art of rug weaving. Relishing the glorious colors of India, the result is a collection of chromatically elegant and modern flat weaves. Uniquely double sided and beautifully woven, they feel like artworks that are perfect for both wall and floor.
ABOUT Ptolemy Mann:
Ptolemy Mann has been creating colorful work from her London studio since 1997. Architectural, geometric and sophisticated wall based art for public and private clients using her signature hand dyed and woven techniques and more recently commercially produced furnishing fabrics, rugs, cushions, bed linen and throws. She also works as an architectural color consultant, journalist and lecturer. Her unique approach to hand dyeing and weaving in a dynamic modern context brings her craft into the 21st century. A modern-day Bauhaus philosophy of product and art making combined with intelligent color theory underpins all of her work both creative and commercial.