Three exhibitions featuring feathers, textiles, and pigment prints open in New York and Wisconsin this fall.
“Lenore Tawney: Mirror of the Universe” at John Michael Kohler Arts Center
The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, a nonprofit museum in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, promotes the work of self-taught and contemporary artists through original exhibitions, particularly championing artist-built environments. “Lenore Tawney: Mirror
of the Universe,” running October 6 to March 7, is one such show. The Judge, 1961, in linen, and The Bride, 1962, linen and feathers, will be among the more than 120 works by the influential fiber artist who died at age 100 in 2007, along with hundreds of components from her studio.
“Textiles Revealed” at Unix Gallery
From September 26 to October 3 at Unix Gallery, “Textiles Revealed,” part of the fourth annual New York Textile Month co-curated by Interior Design Hall of Fame member Lidewij Edelkoort, will showcase 11 contemporary Belgian textile designers. Among the installations, sustainable furniture, tapestries, and rugs by the likes of Alice Leens, KRJST Studio, and Geneviève Levivier will be the wool A Traverser by Ani Bedrossian and Flavien Servaes of BedrossianServaes, whose work is research-driven and experimental.
“Seeing Things” at Denny Dimin Gallery
A masters in architecture informs Erin O’Keefe’s abstract yet dimensional photography. In fact, it’s translating 3-D space into a 2-D image, and the distortion that comes with it, that is the “central issue” in her work. Pink Ground, an archival pigment print, exemplifies that leitmotif. It’s appearing alongside O’Keefe’s 11 other new pieces in “Seeing Things,” at Denny Dimin Gallery in New York from September 6 to October 26.