Fair Fetched: Material Mashup, Part 2

In Part 1 we looked at work in which wood, wax, metal, and a host of other materials were engaged for artmaking. Here we look at fiber. I have mixed feelings about the works I'm showing you here. Some have a strong visual presence, even if they're provisional in construction, as if someone has just learned to weave. Others are beautifully crafted, with handspun or hand-dyed yarn, but I wonder what they're doing at an art fair. Some strike just right mix of idea and execution. As always, I've included wall shots where possible to give you a sense of scale.

ABMB: Brent Waddell at Pace, New York City and elsewhere
detail below

Untitled: Samantha Bittman at Andrew Rafacz, Chicago
Bittman installation with closer view below

Untitled: Teresa Lanceta at Galeria Espacio Minimo, Madrid

NADA: Margo Wolowiec at Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles

Above and below
NADA: Two by Josh Faught at Lisa Cooley, New York City

ABMB: Helen Mirra at Nordenhake, Stockholm
Detail below

Above and below
ABMB: Martha Tuttle at Tilton Gallery, New York City
(both are 9 x 9 inches) 

ABMB: Li Gang at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne and Beijing
Detail below ("oil on hand-made canvas")

ABMB: Laura Lima at Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paolo
Detail below ("sisal ropes and secret material")

ABMB: David Renggli at Wentrup, Berlin
Detail below

ABMB: Fabian Marcaccio at Galerie Thomas Schutte, Berlin

NADA: Anna Betbeze at Markus Luttgen, Cologne

ABMB: Iva Gueorguieva at Frederic Snitzer, Miami

ABMB: Judith Scott at Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York City

ABMB: Tonico Auad at CRG Gallery, New York City

ABMB: Gabriel de la Mora at Timothy Taylor, London
Three details below
. . . these were a suprise . . .

. . . textiles from vintage speakers

ABMB: Unidentified artist at Zero Gallery, Milan
Closer view below

NADA: Claude Viallat at Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Paris
Detail below

Untitled: Miriam Schapiro at Eric Firestone Gallery, New York City 
Detail below

ABMB: Joao Mode at A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janiero

ABMB: Sarah Crowner at Simon Lee, London and Hong Kong
Detail below ("acrylic on canvas, sewn")

Miami Project: Diana Guerrero-Macia at Traywick Contemporary, San Francisco
Closer views below
("wool, cotton, thread on Belgian linen")

Untitled: Brian Wills at Ochi Projects, Los Angeles
Closer view below ("rayon thread, walnut")

Miami Project: Marina Font at Dina Mittrani Gallery, Miami
Detail below

Next up: The Wrapup

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