Aeqai Review: Interwoven


The aim of “Interwoven/Contemporary Textiles” at the Marta Hewett Gallery is to explore “traditional and alternative textile materials.” Despite the diversity of what’s on view, the exhibition can be divided into artists who use traditional techniques and materials, and others who use alternative materials but still work with basically traditional techniques.

(Above) Orly Genger, Untitled (black), nd, rope and paint, crocheted, 38” x 28” x 1.5”. Courtesy of Sara and Michelle Vance Waddell.

Erika Diamond, Airline Series: Three Fates Floating, 2016, hand-woven alpaca tapestry, 24” x 48”.

In the first category, Erika Diamond weaves and Kevin Cole interlaces painted paper strips.

Kevin Cole, Heaven Help Us All II, 2017, acrylic on paper, 22” x 14”.

Jones quilts (see aeqai.com, December 2017, for a review of her solo exhibition at the Taft Museum of Art).

Heather Jones, Stolen from the Sea, 2017, cotton, 80” x 60”.

Ed Bing Lee (one of my favorites with his wry humor),

Ed Bing Lee, LIFE IS JUST (bowl of cherries). 2015, linen, waxed linen, ribbons, plastic base, 12” x 18” x 18”

Jappie Black King, Judith Scott, and Orly Genger knot and/or wrap.