Press

Press

“Classifying the work of Rachel Selekman is not easy. She is often pigeonholed as a ‘fabric artist’—a label that denies the expressive power of her elegant constructions, which range from the playful to the enigmatic, the seductive to the nostalgic.”
David Galloway, ArtNews

“Following in the tradition of surrealist object transformation and fetishism, she [Selekman] exuberantly exploits the tactile possibilities of luscious materials and the associations of archetypal shapes. . . . Her subjects are natural and generative, celebrating metamorphosis in art and in life.”
Miranda McClintic, What F Word

“Like [Mike] Kelley, Selekman has a sense for the libidinous properties of materials and shapes. She sees purses as ‘substitutes for the body.’ In her works, she charmingly reconciles male and female attributes beyond all ‘gender troubles.’”
Johanna Di Blasi, Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger

“Rachel Selekman’s small exhibition at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in Wilmington affirms the continued value and appeal of the tangible, beautifully made object.”
Edward J. Sozanski, Philadelphia Inquirer

“At the core of art is a transformative power. A single work can change someone forever in a profound yet mysterious manner that strengthens the heart by enriching the soul. . . . One such artist is Rachel Selekman . . .”
R. B. Strauss, Avon Grove Sun