Hand to Machine: A Metamorphosis

1933 S. Broadway, Suite #1240, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Jul 09, 4 PM - 8 PM — ends Aug 07, 2021
To metamorphize is to transform something from an immature form into an adult form. It is this sense of transformation that bonds the artists represented in this exhibition, taking raw materials like cotton, canvas, & lobster rope and converting them into thoughtful compositions that explore a range of topics including personal narrative, the passage of time, racial-historical narratives, and the histories of monochrome, California light and sound, and art-deco architectures often with an additional inspiration and connection to nature. Aiming to contemplate and unravel the part of textile history that implies that everything is done entirely by hand, we consider these contemporary textile artists to be a part of an emerging generation of practitioners engaged with the synthesis and hybridization of hand-made and machine-made materials and techniques, who also blur lines between textiles, paintings, and sculptures. Working in a variety of processes including weaving, rag hooking, rug tufting, embroidery, macrame, installation, and mixed media, we are pleased to bring together these artists for the inaugural exhibition of Textile Resource LA, opening July 9, 2021 at The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, Suite 1240. Participating artists include: Liv Aanrud, Josh Cloud, Rachel Deane, Sally England, Molly Haynes, Annette Heully, Aili Schmeltz, Lucinda Trask, & Mia Weiner.

This exhibition will be on view Friday July 9, 2021 – Saturday August 7, 2021, with an opening from 4-8 PM on July 9. Gallery hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11AM – 6PM. This exhibition is curated by Casey Baden & Minga Opazo, co-founders of Textile Resource LA.