The artists in this week’s gallery picks take a tactile approach with the incorporation of textiles, weaving and embroidery in their work.
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1. Charting the high points of June Wayne’s pioneering oeuvre, this exhibition features works from each of her major periods, from her early Social Realist paintings through her lithographs responding to the literary works of Franz Kafka and John Donne, to The Dorothy Series, through her tapestries and innovative light-reflective paintings, to her late digital prints at Pasadena Museum of California Art
2. This exhibition marks an evolution in Margo Wolowiec’s practice. Referencing patterns of traditional Navajo rugs and Bauhaus weavers, the large-scale works in this exhibition move fluidly in and out of various geometric structures, breaking a strictly gridded logic and allowing for a more painterly approach at Anat Ebgi
3. Constantly searching, Sigmar Polke studiously avoided any one signature style or medium; his method exemplified the definition of alibi, “in or at another place,” which also suggests a deflection of blame at Museum of Modern Art
4. Ghada Amer ‘s is brightly-colored, embroidered “paintings” in which depictions of women and feminist texts are carefully stitched and sewn on the canvas at Cheim & Reid
5. Through donated business attire from banks and corporate employees, Christina Massey re-purposed this fabric and hand stitched it together with sections of her own failed works on canvas at Dacia Gallery
6. Florencia Walfisch’s The Importance of Minimal Gestures at Gallery Krom