Andrea Dezsö:Lessons From My Mother cotton and metallic floss embroidery on cotton fabric 2006, 5X5 inches.
Many of the more successful works here trade on that ambivalent history. Romanian-born Andrea Dezsö's wistful and satirical Lessons From My Mother— a series of 48 white cotton squares deftly embroidered with superstitions and folk wisdom—conjures the dark heart of Transylvanian womanhood in words and pictograms. ("My mother claimed that you can get hepatitis from a handshake . . . that if you drink too much water a frog grows in your stomach . . . that a woman's legs are so strong no man can spread them unless she lets him . . . ) ––The Village Voice
–Leslie Camhi, Let's Get Stitched 2007