Josh Faught

“The Risks of Overexposure”, 2019, Hand dyed, hand woven hemp, cotton, and gold lamé; abstraction appropriated from a crowd photographed at Bette Midler’s Divine Miss M tour; How to Hide Anything (paperback) on stretched linen.103” x 72” x 2”, copyright Josh Faught

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Josh Faught è nato nel 1979 a St. Louis, Missouri, vive e lavora a San Francisco, California. L’artista crea sculture che abbinano le tradizionali tecniche tessili, come la tessitura a telaio, il lavoro a maglia e l’uncinetto, con oggetti di uso quotidiano che fanno riferimento alla vita domestica e spesso presentano slogan politici ed elementi di kitsch. I suoi lavori iniziano in genere con fibre grezze che egli tinge a mano con materiali organici, come gli insetti della cocciniglia macinati, o che copre con sostanze artificiali come vernice spray o smalto per unghie. Le sue sculture si basano su storie di genere e politiche sessuali, cercando di coniugare un forte senso di ansia con una visione nostalgica del presente.

Attraverso il medium della fibra, Faught ammorbidisce letteralmente e figurativamente le rigide dottrine e le dure realtà che hanno storicamente limitato la vita dei gay, celebrando allo stesso tempo la cultura gay”. Sarah Parrish

Fonti: https://www.joshfaught.com/

https://www.sfmoma.org/

Le foto sono state prese dal sito Web dell’artista e sono coperte da copyright  

“A Positive Light”, 2019, Hand dyed, hand woven hemp and cotton; abstraction woven from a late 1980s AIDS vigil; textile paint and spray enamel on stretched linen., 92” x 64.5” x 2”, copyright Josh Faught

“Edward”,2014, Handwoven gold lame and hemp, hand dyed in shades of daffodil, cardinal red, raspberry, indigo, and tea leaves to match the color fashion forecast of 2014-2015, silk, bedazzled sea shell ash tray from Palm Springs, spilled mug (resin and clay), and Silkwood (VHS) on cedar support, 72 x 52 x 12″, copyright Josh Faught

“Organized Living”, 2019, Hand dyed, hand crocheted hemp; sequin trim; badge; spray paint; paper; nail polish; 5 DVDs purchased from a man who re-edited Days of Our Lives into a supercut tracing the narrative arc of Will and Sonny: a gay super couple; Ash; video monitor; and textile paint on linen., 71” x 50” x 8”, copyright Josh Faught

“Organized Living – detail”, 2019, Hand dyed, hand crocheted hemp; sequin trim; badge; spray paint; paper; nail polish; 5 DVDs purchased from a man who re-edited Days of Our Lives into a supercut tracing the narrative arc of Will and Sonny: a gay super couple; Ash; video monitor; and textile paint on linen., 71” x 50” x 8”, copyright Josh Faught

Untitled (I), from BE BOLD For What You Stand For, BE CAREFUL For What you Fall For, Site specific installation at the Neptune Society Columbarium, San Francisco2013.

Hand-dyed, hand woven and crocheted hemp; wool; cochineal (made from ground-up bugs); indigo; silver lame yarn; pretzels (plastic); spilled nail polish; nachos (rubber); chocolate chip cookies (plastics); onion rings (rubber); pins; and greeting cards, 229” x 100” x 4”, copyright Josh Faught

Scare Snactics”, 2019, Hand dyed, hand woven cotton; gold lamé; hemp; nail polish; onion rings (rubber); chocolate chip cookies (resin); How to Go to the Movies by Quentin Crisp(paperback); Muffin Mania (a spiral bound cookbook); The Only Clutter Control Book You’ll Ever Need (paperback) on steel armature.60” x 30” x 24”, copyright Josh Faught

Knowing the Difference Between Meissen and Mikasa”, 2019, Hand dyed, hand woven cotton; gold lamé; denim; brooch; badge in bag made of synthetic fibers; Sharpie marker; and nail polish on steel armature., 59” x 49” x 24”, copyright Josh Faught

Knowing the Difference Between Meissen and Mikasa”, 2019, Hand dyed, hand woven cotton; gold lamé; denim; brooch; badge in bag made of synthetic fibers; Sharpie marker; and nail polish on steel armature., 59” x 49” x 24”, copyright Josh Faught

Knowing the Difference Between Meissen and Mikasa-back”, 2019, Hand dyed, hand woven cotton; gold lamé; denim; brooch; badge in bag made of synthetic fibers; Sharpie marker; and nail polish on steel armature., 59” x 49” x 24”, copyright Josh Faught

Will to Live”, 2019, Hand dyed, hand crocheted hemp; sequin trim; badge; spray paint; paper; nail polish; 5 DVDs purchased from a man who re-edited Days of Our Lives into a supercut tracing the narrative arc of Will and Sonny: a gay super couple; Ash; video monitor; and textile paint on linen.48” x 38” x 8”, copyright Josh Faught

Off-nite”, 2018, Hand dyed, hand woven hemp, cotton and gold lamé, Indigo, socks that have lost their pair, a reproduction of The Hobby Directory, a collage made on paper pulped from correspondences with the California Tax Board, spilled paint can (resin), denim, and back issue of After Dark on powder coated steel., 72.25” x 54” x 24”, Wallpaper: Mrs. Fields Gets a Makeover, 2018, copyright Josh Fought

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