Kaffe Fassett: The Power of Pattern is a deep dive into Fassett’s artistic vision. The objects on display come from artists from around the world, hand-picked by Fassett himself, and show the breadth of his influence. The exhibition explores the later part of Fassett’s body of work, in which he focuses on patchwork techniques and develops patterned fabrics for quilting.
The exhibition extends along the floor, walls and ceiling of the art gallery and envelops the visitor with an abundance of colours, patterns and textures. We are first met by Fassett himself in a film, where the artist discusses pattern-making with his collaborating designers, Brandon Mably and Philip Jacobs, at the Kaffe Fassett Collective. The creative process forms a common thread throughout the exhibition and offers visitors a mesmerising visual experience.
Kaffe Fassett (b. 1937 in San Francisco, USA), is one of the most vibrant and innovative textile artists of our time. Based in London since the 1960s, he has devoted his career, which spans over 50years, to exploring knitting, embroidery and quilting. In the latter part of his career, Fassett has focused on quilting and has developed patterned fabrics for quilting together with a group of textile artists, including Brandon Mably and Philip Jacobs.
The exhibition opens to the public on 30 September 2023 and runs until 28 January 2024, and will be displayed in Millesgården Museum’s art gallery as well as in Anne´s House.
Kaffe Fassett: The Power of Pattern is organised by the Fashion and Textile Museum, London in close collaboration with both the artist himself and the Kaffe Fassett Collective. In addition to London, the exhibition has also been shown at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh before coming to the Millesgården Museum.
Kaffe Fassett, Brandon Mably, Philip Jacobs, Karen Hughes, Dora Mollov, Kathy Doughthy, Liza Prior Lucy, Judy Irish, Karen K Stone, Kitty Sorgen, Kim Allen, Susan Carlson, Wendy Rohde, Kim McLean, Kay Fernihough, Jo Dixey, Danny Liu Amazonas, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Shelly Pagliai, Corlissa Searcey, Patty Harants, Judy Stone, Vicky Wozniak, Jamie Wallen, Pam Goecke Dinndorf, Sarah Caldwell, Wendy Wilson, Sophie Standing and Karen Miller Winton.www.fashiontextilemuseum.org