Auditions and Meditations
Figures that Freud could love, pasta bikini among artists'eclectic visions
by Robert L. Pincus

...Pasta, paintings, etc.
If an artist with an Italian name, like Lisa Venditelli, is going to make a string bikini, what would be the logical material? Pasta, of course. Her two-piece looks ready to serve, set as it is on satin and sealed under a culinary cover (the technical term is a cloche). Lots of room for interpretation here. And "La Dolce Vita," as she calls this construction, is both funny and feminist, psychologically charged and visually witty.

Venditelli's conceptual fashion statement is one of the memorable works in this seventh version of the Athenaeum's annual juried show judged by Elizabeth Armstrong, senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, and Bonnie Wright, director of Spruce Street Forum...

Pincus, Robert L., "Auditions and Meditations (Figures that Freud could love, pasta bikini among artists' eclectic visions)", The Union-Tribune,
August 20, 1998.