Whirlwind of Art NYC: Grid/Weave/Tangle
Last week I flew out to NYC for some Art saturation. Museums, Galleries, the Whitney Biennial, a show, studio visits… it was wonderful. There will be a post about all that, but I thought I’d share the work that really connected to my current exploration of weave and grid and tangle.
I happened to see Jasper John’s “Regrets” series at MOMA and noticed a lot of fabric and weave in his prints! It was interesting to me that though I knew him as a painter since high school, I’d never really seen any of his print work (one of those some-media-privileged-over-others things?). He also directly incorporated cloth and weave into his in 0-9 series on display there. Last week I was just working out how I would incorporate the weave into my first copper plate and here was a famous artist doing just that. Serendipitously later that day I saw another Jasper Johns piece at Matthew Marks Gallery in Chelsea related to the 0-9 prints at MOMA which was done as a bronze sculpture … again with the weave.
The following slide show is made up of the work around NYC, old and new that fed into the shapes and thoughts around grid/weave/tangle that I’ve been exploring.