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Josh Faught

Josh Faught was born in 1979 St Louis, Missouri, lives and works in San Francisco, California. The Artist creates fiber sculptures that pair traditional textile techniques, such as loom-weaving, knitting, and crocheting, with everyday objects that reference domesticity and often feature political slogans and elements of kitsch. His assemblages typically start with raw fibers that he hand dyes with organic materials, such as ground-up cochineal bugs, or covers with artificial substances like spray paint or nail polish. His labor-intensive sculptures draw on histories of gender and sexual politics, precariously balancing an urgent sense of anxiety with a nostalgic view of the present.

Through the medium of fibre, Faught litterally and figuratively softens the rigid doctrines and harsh realities that have historically limited queer lives, while simultaneously celebrating the unique pleasures of gay culture”.  Sarah Parrish

Source: https://www.joshfaught.com/

https://www.sfmoma.org/

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

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

Maria Rosaria Roseo

English version Dopo una laurea in giurisprudenza e un’esperienza come coautrice di testi giuridici, ho scelto di dedicarmi all’attività di famiglia, che mi ha permesso di conciliare gli impegni lavorativi con quelli familiari di mamma. Nel 2013, per caso, ho conosciuto il quilting frequentando un corso. La passione per l’arte, soprattutto l’arte contemporanea, mi ha avvicinato sempre di più al settore dell’arte tessile che negli anni è diventata una vera e propria passione. Oggi dedico con entusiasmo parte del mio tempo al progetto di Emanuela D’Amico: ArteMorbida, grazie al quale, posso unire il piacere della scrittura al desiderio di contribuire, insieme a preziose collaborazioni, alla diffusione della conoscenza delle arti tessili e di raccontarne passato e presente attraverso gli occhi di alcuni dei più noti artisti tessili del panorama italiano e internazionale.