Katie Stout in Woven Forms, group show featuring rug design
Katie Stout, Thaddeus Wolfe, and The Haas Brothers Blend Art and Textiles in R & Co.'s New Carpet Exhibition
Following in the footsteps of Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, and Joan Miro, these artists are exploring the boundaries of the woven medium
TEXT BY KATHERINE MCGRATH
In keeping with experimentation, the gallery has chosen to showcase these works at a pop-up location in TriBeCa. This is the first pop-up location experimentation for the gallery, who expanded to an external location to accommodate the large size of the carpets. Woven Forms is on view through November 16th, by appointment only.
What happens when ten artists and designers who have never before worked in textiles are tasked with creating carpets? A phenomenally inventive, fresh take on the craft. New York design gallery R & Co. has just debuted a new exhibition, Woven Forms, that explores the art of textile making, challenged the artists to create works while simultaneously familiarizing themselves with the craft. The show, which features work by artists like Katie Stout, Thaddeus Wolfe, and The Haas Brothers, first made it's debut at the 57th Venice Biennale this past May before opening in New York this October.
The full list of artists included in the exhibition are Wendell Castle, Hun Chung Lee, Rogan Gregory, Lluís Lleó, Dana Barnes, The Haas Brothers, Thaddeus Wolfe, Katie Stout, David Wiseman and Renate Mu?ller, who were each chosen for their talent, and willingness to explore creative boundaries. "With Woven Forms, we wanted to break from the standard process of turning existing works by famous artists into carpets. Instead, we invited a group of designers and artists to challenge their studio practice by reimagining the materials they traditionally work in—wood, glass, bronze, ceramics—and creating completely new works using wool and silk." writes gallery co-founder, Evan Snyderman, in the show's catalogue introduction.
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