Using heavyweight, colored thread drawn taut through space, Anne Lindberg expands both fiber and drawing practices into the spatial and architectural realms. She builds her site-responsive installations by walking hundreds of thread lines across the space—scaling up, and making bodily, the act of drawing. The effect is that of clouds of color suspended in air, a formal accomplishment that considers the light, architecture, and movement around and through a site.
the eye’s level pairs one such installation, composed in pearlescent tones to create a shimmering, luminescent color field, with one of Lindberg’s large-scale pencil drawings on mat board. The exhibition makes material and fixes in time the sensation and affect of a cool ray of midmorning light raking across the gallery.
Los Angeles–based artist and designer Tanya Aguiñiga has established herself as a crucial voice working at the intersection of fiber art, design, social practice, and activism. Her work, ranging from her “Performance Crafting” series—which uses craft to generate dialogues about identity, culture, and gender—to furniture whose material and form reimagine its functionality to provide “support,” shows a commitment to design thinking as political. At the heart of her practice is an inquiry into how community is created, and the role that craft, design, and materiality play in its formation.
Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound is a multi-component exhibition featuring interactive installations, immersive environments, and performing objects that explore how the ephemeral and abstract nature of sound is made material. At a time when so much visual information is being dispatched, consumed, and digested, the auditory provides a compelling sensory experience that is capable of reorienting the body to consider spatial and interpersonal relationships anew. Feat.: Julianne Swartz, Naama Tsabar, Radius, MSHR, Foo & Skou, and a special project curated by Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe. Pictured: Studio PSK, Polyphonic Playground. More information here.
The first exhibition to deal strictly with Bertoia's sounding sculpture, the Sonambient Barn, and his subsequent recordings.
A long-over retrospective for the porcelain figurative sculpture of Bay-area artist Coille Hooven on the event of her retirement from studio practice. Hooven, who is in her 70s was named one of the 20 artists shaping the future of clay.
Daniel Eisenberg (pictured), Denis Cote, Andreas Buntes and Varvara and Mar. Re-embodying the production craft work that drives global economy through observational film paired with a live metronome translation of real-time stock market data.
...buried again to carry on growing was the first MAD POV exhibition to pair contemporary artists with the museum collection. Organized in conjunction with the traveling exhibition Dead Treez, Patterson "buried" selections from the studio jewelry collection in a garden of poison flowers.