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September 24-October 18
Group show featuring work which adopts materials intended for other functions.
This group exhibition features works by Francesca Capone, Sofía Clausse, Michelle Yi Martin, and Lane Walkup, which adopt materials intended for other functions. It also speaks of the ability of textiles to be reconstructed and reshaped into new ideas/forms.
Francesca Capone is a visual artist, writer, and materials designer. Her work is primarily concerned with the creation of materials and a poetic consideration of their meaning. She is interested in how tactile forms simultaneously serve as functional surfaces for daily life and as a mode of communication or symbol within the cultural paradigm. She is represented by Nationale (Portland, OR).
Sofía Clausse was born in Argentina and currently lives in the United Kingdom. She has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and is currently doing a postgraduate at the Royal Academy Schools in London. Her practice grows in spirals – exploring questions of repetition, time, and translation, by using painting, paper, text, custom tools and systems.
Michelle Yi Martin lives in San Francisco, CA, but actively draws on her Korean immigrant roots in her practice. She is a self-taught weaver who characterizes her work as being a response to technique and boundaries – a conversation to be had between convention, art, utility, adornment, material, light, solidity, and space. Most recently, Yi Martin received a grant by the Danish Arts Council to exhibit her monofilament sculptures in Aarhus, and she completed residencies at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and the Space Program before shelter-in-place. Currently, she is developing a series of work dedicated to reiterating woven structures in a series of light projections and reflections.
Lane Walkup is a sculptural artist based in Portland, OR, and can often be found in her studio welding and bending steel into illustrative shapes. Walkup’s body of work ranges from large scale installations to small wearable forms. She recreates realities for everyday objects by stretching and forming textural materials over metal skeletons.
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