Cracking Codes With Sanford Biggers

Sanford Biggers in his Harlem studio. Photo by Gioncarlo Valentine for The New York Times.

Sanford Biggers' upcoming exhibition Code Switch affirms that the multimedia artist has never been afraid to think outside the box. Siddhartha Mitter of the New York Times visited Biggers' studio in Harlem, NY, and gives readers a sneak peek into the process and thought behind some of the artists' newest quilt-based pieces.

"The quilt, vernacular object par excellence, proved to be rich terrain for what Mr. Biggers calls “material storytelling.” As the full scope of his quilt work comes into view, it sheds new light on his long-held concerns — with the Black experience, American violence, Buddhism and art history — and reveals interior dimensions of his personal journey."