This work features an excerpt from Zoë Buckman's poem (And at night I stopped sleeping without dreaming of running), digital, and hand embroidery on vintage textile. The poem speaks to the sense of being limited, controlled, or trapped and is something that Buckman revisited for this collaboration in the context of the pandemic-related lockdown.
Buckman garners a lot of her inspiration from poetry, literature, music as well as her own writing, with her work often starting from text. Buckman often uses vintage, antique, and used textiles in her work, as she is interested in pieces that have been owned by women in the home and thus embody their own stories.
Part of the proceeds from this sale will benefit United Way NYC, an organization helping low-income New Yorkers make ends meet and lead self-sufficient lives.
Zoë Buckman was born in 1985 in Hackney, East London. She studied at The International Center of Photography (GS ‘09) and was awarded an Art Matters Grant in 2017. She has shown in solo exhibitions at Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles; Papillion Art, Los Angeles; Project for Empty Space, Newark; Garis & Hahn Gallery, Los Angeles; and Milk Gallery, New York. Group exhibitions include Camden Arts Centre, London; The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York; Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York; The Tarble Arts Center, Illinois; Goodman Gallery, South Africa; Jack Shainman Gallery, New York; Unit London; NYU Florence, Grunwald Gallery of Art Gallery, Indiana University; The Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia; The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta; and The National Museum of African-American History & Culture,Washington, D.C.; The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey; and The Centre Regional D’Art Contemporain, Sète, France. Public art installations include For Freedoms “50 State Initiative”, “Inaction is Apathy” billboard at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, Arkansas and “Champ” at The Standard, Downtown LA with Art Production Fund. Buckman currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Please note the handkerchief is shipped folded in a custom envelope to ensure protection of the artwork.