Against the Grain

Artists using textiles including fabric, yarn, and thread, both natural and synthetic. 

Focusing on materials and the time-consuming labor involved as part of its significance, this exhibition will feature Lisa Kokin, Robb Putnam, Pamela DeTuncq, Mary Snowden and Jennifer Markowitz. These fiber artists work with unconventional materials to create astonishing works of art. Each artist’s process is unique but made similar by the painstaking time that goes into every stitch. Kokin hand sews vintage book covers to create sprawling wall sculpture, while Putnam uses his own technique applying textiles to armatures. Jennifer Markowitz uses panels of silk as her canvas, using the “drawn thread” method. She embroiders images and text pulled from personal memories, traumas, confusions, artifacts, and maps.