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 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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