I’ve posted on a number of artists making art from and focused on woven and sewn material (as opposed to applying paint to flat surfaces) and so was glad Boom noted Macarena who is a self taught textile designer based in Los Angeles, California, producing colourful rugs and often collaborating with other artists to bring their drawings to life.
Two Coats gallery guide (which I love to read and feel jealous of all of you who live in NYC) notes The Subsuming Ellipse at Carvalho Park. The work is fiber-based.
Posting about Rosie recently made me realize that I should look into the quilting “movement” from Gee’s Bend. This article has some more context on the medium’s recent impacts.
(also, and, for those interested in movements in material art here’s the post I did on the women of Bauhaus)
Artsy says Ethan is one to watch– easy to imagine these works “characterized by their meditative, process-focused qualities and limited color palettes” have a physicality that pictures can not capture.
Artforum has words about Myra’s current series of textually deep work that underscores, I think, the potential of non-representational work to carry potent symbolism:
“Piecework refers to labor paid according to the number of items produced rather than the amount of time spent on the job. Often associated with the ruthless economic exploitation of the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, this system …is sadly making a comeback—thanks to its versatility in allowing employers to get around minimum-wage and other labor laws…”
Was reading the print edition of Artforum when the image below grabbed me. Which lead to reading this interesting interview about the themes that- like the disparate materials she uses- are woven, literally, into her work.
Ruth popped into my field of view recently because #hannahturpin curated her show at the #carnegiemuseumofart.
Interesting post by Artsy, which is where I peeped Samantha. Trudy has def caught my eye before, too.
I’ve posted on fiber work before. Interesting to see it on my radar again so soon. Lots to read and some other shows and artists I will be looking at. Enjoy.
Not surprising given its genesis in the 20s to read in this show review of the (not only) marginalization but exploitation of the women of Bauhaus.
#bauhaus #womenartists #earlymodernism
NC-based, Two Coats likes her newest show at the Painting Center.
Wow- see more.
One of the most interesting takes on the question of what is painting I’ve seen recently.