Woven Histories: Textiles and Modern Abstraction, presented by Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Woven Histories: Textiles and Modern Abstraction, an exhibition exploring the intersection of abstract art and woven textiles over the past century. The nexus of textiles and abstraction embodies key political, social, economic, and aesthetic issues that have shaped the history of the modern era. Beginning in the first decades of the 20th century, the exhibition presents a diverse range of genres, materials, processes, and technologies, which artists have utilized when probing these issues: painting; basketry; photography and film; woven, knitted and felted cloth; costume; attire; and tapestry. Further, it foregrounds the increasingly important role of textile heritages today as affordances in constructing identity, kinship, and community.
This exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Unravel – Exhibition at the Barbican in London
Unravel: The Power and Politics of Textiles in Art
Bringing together over 100 artworks by a diverse range of international practitioners to examine the ways in which artists have embraced textiles to communicate multi-layered stories about lived experience; addressing gender, sexuality, colonialism, the movement and displacement of people, ancient forms of knowledge, and more. Spanning intimate hand-crafted works to large-scale sculptural installations, the exhibition presents works that are radical in their form and politics, revealing how textiles have been forces of resistance and repair.
Triune is also their eye-con (or profile photo) for the month of September.
This beautiful piece was one of forty weavings exhibited in Tawney’s first solo show at the Staten Island Museum in 1961. “There is an urgency that sweeps us up,” wrote painter, Agnes Martin, on that exhibition, “an originality and success that holds us in wonder.”