Angela Ellsworth — Stitch Portraits: Farshid Moussavi and Pierre Bourdieu
Stitch portraits are quiet performances that Angela Ellsworth makes of people she misses, longs to see or desires to meet. The portraits are made primarily while flying on airplanes and driving in cars. There is no preliminary sketch made on the napkin prior to stitching. Traveling toward (or away) from someone, she is interested in the short-circuited marks created by unpredictable movements of car or airplane.
Angela Ellsworth is a multi-media artist traversing disciplines of drawing, installation and performance. She divides her time (primarily in a car with partner Tania Katan) between Phoenix and Los Angeles. Ellsworth is Assistant Professor of Intermedia in the School of Art at Arizona State University and her work has been reviewed in Art in America, Art News, Performance Research and ArtUS. She is represented by Bentley Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.