Some golden moments in Rachel Feferman retrospective - Published in Seattle Times, October 31, 2014
A small, handmade white apron hangs at the entrance to the Rachel Feferman retrospective “A Hole in the Heart” at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA). Around the corner is a large pencil drawing of that same apron, barely recognizable. The image (#40) depicts what seems to be a forest floor at the last moment before day turns into night, and in the central gloom we can make out the apron – crushed, twisted, and about to be enveloped by the black. The drawing is extremely worked – that is to say, obsessive. The artist has made thousands of tiny black marks in a process like needlepoint, creating the strong sensation of light being sucked away, along with the apron, into the void.