Arts and Culture

Ladies Fancywork Society members open Lowbrow on Broadway

Even if you haven't read about the Ladies Fancywork Society, you've likely seen their fancywork -- known as "yarn bombs" -- around town. LFS often works in the dead of night, wrapping random, urban objects in a comforting knit sweater, giving the pedestrian telephone pole or bike rack an intimate, anthropomorphic feel. "Street art is often very masculine in nature, more aggressive," says Lauren Seip, an LFS artist. "And there's nothing wrong with that, but there's a place for the other side, and crochet street art brings something domestic and feminine to the street."

Over the last year, LFS stepped up its game, tagging large objects like the Colorado Convention Center's Big Blue Bear with a witty ball and chain. And now the group is taking its grandma-tag aesthetic into the mainstream with Lowbrow, an art-gallery/art-supply-store/workshop space.

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Josiah M. Hesse
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