In a departure from map shapes, Kimono echoes the form of this classic Japanese garment. Although Deborah’s work is often characterized by intense color, she also gravitates to a quieter white palette. Kimonois composed of mostly white feathers with swirls of red and black for contrast. These feathers are silk-screened on recycled plastic bags and if you look closely, you will see images of endangered birds and endangered languages.  Kimono was chosen to represent Mexico in the Art Textile Biennale that traveled through Australia in 2021.

Medium: Screen printing on recycled plastic bags, sewing, pellon, acrylic paint
Size: 79.5 x 65 x1″ Date: 2019

Photography: Carlos Diaz Corona

Kimono on Display

2021 Art Textile Biennale

About: This inaugural international exhibition was juried by Charlotte Yde from Denmark and Hannah Lamb from the UK. The curators are Glenys Mann and Nonie Sutcliffe,

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2020 Materiality / Process

About: This exhibition features the work of five North Carolina artists whose work addresses issues related to materiality and process. Deborah Kruger will be joined by Gibby Waitzkin, Reni Gower, Jackie MacLeod and Holden Richards.

Dates:November 8, 2019 – January 3, 2020

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Kimono Image Gallery

Kimono Detail