ALEX YOUNGER

“Solidarity”, Hand-dyed, handwoven bamboo with thiox monoprint, 150in x 100in, 2017, copyright Alex Younger

Italiano (Italian)

Alex Younger was born to stubborn intellectuals in Oakland, California and raised in the Capital District of New York State, surrounded by books, cameras, and looms. She graduatedfrom Swarthmore College in 2012 with an Honors Major in English Literature.

In 2018, she received her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been shown internationally and across the United States, including Chicago, New York City, St. Louis, Philadelphia, and Lodz, Poland. She and her cat Mickalene live on Chicago’s North Side, where they continue to be willful and surrounded by books, cameras, and looms.

“My work begins and ends with language.Using digital jacquard and hand weaving, printmaking, dye, and photography, I apply text as both content and composition. I match and merge processes and forms – complex multicloth structures, sections of floating warp, hand-dyeing techniques, stitchwork, and numerous printing methods – with cultural photographs and sourced texts to create unsettling declarative works. I am interested in how the content of an image, document, or statement is transformed when it is taken off of neutral paper”.

“Delicate but flexible and moveable, my pieces are multifunctional: monumental installations or intimately haptic objects that also serve as interactive works to explore the tactility and semiotics of authority and protest, considering the items, locations, and actors necessary to create a political action”.

Source: https://www.ayoungerartist.com/statement

Photos has been taken from the artist’s website and are covered by copyright  

”Conduct Violation”, Thiox monoprint on jacquard-woven cotton, text from Harvey Weinstein’s employment contract with The Weinstein Corporation, 42in x 60 in, 2019, copyright Alex Younger

”Conduct Violation”, Detail, Thiox monoprint on jacquard-woven cotton, text from Harvey Weinstein’s employment contract with The Weinstein Corporation, 42in x 60 in, 2019, copyright Alex Younger

“Abuse Pattern-Institutional Stripes”, Jacquard-woven cotton, mohair, wool, rayon, rabbit hair, astra-glow lurex, wool-tencel, silk, chenille, rayon chinchilla, and wool-nylon blend, 42in x 360in each, 2018, copyright Alex Younger”

“Abuse Pattern-Institutional Stripes”, detail, Jacquard-woven cotton, mohair, wool, rayon, rabbit hair, astra-glow lurex, wool-tencel, silk, chenille, rayon chinchilla, and wool-nylon blend, 42in x 360in each, 2018, copyright Alex Younger”

“Abuse Pattern-Touch Blocks”, Jacquard-woven cotton, mohair, wool, rayon, rabbit hair, astra-glow lurex, wool-tencel, silk, chenille, rayon chinchilla, and wool-nylon blend, 42in x 360in each, 2018, copyright Alex Younger

“Abuse Pattern-Touch Blocks”, detail, Jacquard-woven cotton, mohair, wool, rayon, rabbit hair, astra-glow lurex, wool-tencel, silk, chenille, rayon chinchilla, and wool-nylon blend, 42in x 360in each, 2018, copyright Alex Younger

“Litigious”, 20 document title pages from Constand v. Cosby, full 3 page Criminal complaint for the People of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Cosby, and Bill Cosby’s mugshot on 23 screenprinted cotton cheesecloth panels and 1 jacquard-woven cotton panel, 42in x 60in each, 25ft long installed, 2016-2018, copyright Alex Younger

“Litigious”, detail, 20 document title pages from Constand v. Cosby, full 3 page Criminal complaint for the People of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Cosby, and Bill Cosby’s mugshot on 23 screenprinted cotton cheesecloth panels and 1 jacquard-woven cotton panel, 42in x 60in each, 25ft long installed, 2016-2018, copyright Alex Younger

“Litigious”, detail, 20 document title pages from Constand v. Cosby, full 3 page Criminal complaint for the People of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Cosby, and Bill Cosby’s mugshot on 23 screenprinted cotton cheesecloth panels and 1 jacquard-woven cotton panel, 42in x 60in each, 25ft long installed, 2016-2018, copyright Alex Younger

“Extraditing Polanski (Without Freedom)”, Three jacquard-woven cotton panels, steel rods, 42in x 30in each, 2017, copyright Alex Younger

“Extraditing Polanski (Without Freedom)-detail”, Three jacquard-woven cotton panels, steel rods, 42in x 30in each, 2017, copyright Alex Younger

“Defendant Trump”, Jacquard-woven cotton and steel rod, 42in x 60in, 2016, copyright Alex Younger

“Defendant Trump-detail”, Jacquard-woven cotton and steel rod, 42in x 60in, 2016, copyright Alex Younger

“Parasomnia”, Jacquard-woven cotton and wool with cotton hand embroidery, 42in x 80in, 2016, copyright Alex Younger

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