MARGO WOLOWIEC

Installation view, Granpalazzo, 2015, Zagarolo, Italy, copyright Margo Wolowiec

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Margo Wolowiec was born in 1985 in Metro Detroit, Michigan, where she currently lives and works.
“Margo Wolowiec’s practice entails remarkable labor. The artist sources her imagery online and on social media through tags and geotags, grouping together images that are then printed down and transferred onto plastic polyester threads to be hand-woven on a loom. Different woven panels are usually joined together, stitched into stretched canvases or presented as freestanding structures. As a result, Wolowiec’s works are complex visual devices.
The artist has been working on a loom since her student years, in the pursuit of a method to put into shape the contradictions of our society. In this research, her relationship with the Internet and technology has a special place. On a purely formal level, some of her panels, for instance, closely resemble disturbed digital images or the grainy visualizations of white noise. Furthermore, the very process of weaving on a loom has a strict analogy with computing. Both types of work are based on a strict binary logic of different configurations and repetitions of the same basic couple of elements: warp and weft, “0” and “1”.
Wolowiec complicates these relations by manually painting some of her threads, or at times invalidating the canvases with gestural marks made directly on the surface of the works”.

“Hidden Messages in the Woven Works of Margo Wolowiec” By Francesco Dama

Source: http://www.margowolowiec.com/

             https://jessicasilvermangallery.com/margo-wolowiec/selected-works/    

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

Pictures of Her Children”, Handwoven polyester, linen, sublimation dye, acrylic ink, 2017, copyright Margo Wolowiec

Rose Garden III”, Conductive copper mesh, handwoven polyester, linen, sublimation dye, powder coated steel, 95 x 74 inches / 241.3 x 187.9 cm, 2017, copyright Margo Wolowiec

A Sometime Thing II”, Handwoven polyester, linen, sublimation dye, acrylic ink, powder coated steel, 2016, copyright Margo Wolowiec

“Selfobject”, Handwoven polyester, linen, sublimation dye, acrylic ink
2016, copyright Margo Wolowiec

What We Know”,2019, Handwoven polymer and linen, dye sublimation ink, acrylic paint, stretched linen canvas, 52 x 37.5 inches / 132 x 9.5 cm, copyright Margo Wolowiec

“What We Know-detail”, 2019, Handwoven polymer and linen, dye sublimation ink, acrylic paint, stretched linen canvas, 52 x 37.5 inches / 132 x 9.5 cm, copyright Margo Wolowiec

Thursday Temperature”, 2019, Handwoven polymer, linen, dye sublimation ink, indigo dye, 70 x 47 inches / 177.8 x 119.4 cm, copyright Margo Wolowiec

“Purple Rain II”, Handwoven polymer, linen, dye sublimation ink, 51 x 37 inches, 2018, copyright Margo Wolowiec

“Purple Rain II-detail”, Handwoven polymer, linen, dye sublimation ink, 51 x 37 inches, 2018, copyright Margo Wolowiec

“A City of Marble II”, Handwoven polymer, linen, sublimation dye, acrylic ink, 52 x 37 inches, 2017, copyright Margo Wolowiec

“After 7 Years”, Handwoven polymer, linen, sublimation dye, acrylic ink 52 x 37 inches, 2017, copyright Margo Wolowiec

Installation view, Art Basel Miami Beach, Jessica Silverman Gallery, 2016, copyright Margo Wolowiec

“Four, two, five”, Handwoven polyester, linen, dye sublimation ink, acrylic paint, linen support, 38 x 28 inches, 2016, copyright Margo Wolowiec

“Thursday Temperature”, 2019, Handwoven polymer, linen, dye sublimation ink, indigo dye, 70 x 47 inches / 177.8 x 119.4 cm, copyright Margo Wolowiec

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