Jessica Rankin's first solo museum exhibition, The Measure of Every Pause will show five recent large-scale embroidered tapestries as well as a new installation made specifically for P.S.1.
Rankin's artistic process is incredibly labor intensive. She works with needle and thread to create what she calls "brainmaps". Words, images and symbols form landscapes across her organdy canvases and create imagery reminiscent of illuminated manuscripts. Her visual vocabulary of abstracted language, architectural forms, astronomical signs, and street maps is stitched onto sheer fabric ranging from intense indigo to translucent whites and pale earth colors.