Considering January

Italiano (Italian)

Until February 17, 2024
Patricia Sweetow Gallery 
1700 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021

This ensemble exhibition is a jubilant celebration of the rich language of textile art. The twelve artists in this show maneuver fabric, fibers, and thread into objects and structures that rollick, swaddle, sag, and by any means necessary, call attention to the actuality of the material world. Whether woven, twisted, stitched, wrapped, or appliqued the works engender speculations on time, myth, and sensuality. They reframe, cancel, and blur historical implications of cloth with lavish physicality. The works’ audacious generosity of touch and gesture invite creative liberation as critical grist for the new year.

Artists: Cheyenne Concepcion, Michael F. Rohde, Emily Silver, Uma Rani Iyli, Richard-Jonathan Nelson, Julia Couzens, Lia Porto, Joy Ray, Svetlana Shigroff, Aubrey Longley-CookJonathan Parker, Carmen Mardonez, Helen O’Leary, Liv Aanrud +

Jonathan Parker | SC #305 | 2023 | acrylic on sewn canvas | 14 x 11 inches
Julia Couzens | One | 2023 | mixed textiles, staples, hand embroidery |16 x 12 inches 40 x 30 cm
Joy Ray | approaching abjection | 2022-2023 | Paint, twine, dirt, sand, fiber fill and salvaged stuffed animals on fabric | 80 x 45 x 6 inches
Aubrey Longley – Cook | Palms 13 | Cotton thread on aida cloth | 7 x 6.7 inches