China Marks "Sewn Drawings"

Luise Ross Gallery

poster for China Marks "Sewn Drawings"

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Luise Ross Gallery presents its third exhibition of China Marks’ sewn drawings. A new vehicle of expression, a sewn book, will also be included. Chance plays a big role in China Marks’ process. She selects commercially made fabric based on color, design, texture and appliquéd elements. These are sewn together with an industrial sewing machine to create flawlessly seamed idiosyncratic compositions. They can range from everyday situations to the completely unbelievable; always the fabric determines the outcome. In some of her new works, separate scenes of landscape and figures have been incorporated into the overall composition virtually challenging the viewer’s comprehension. Marks’ intensive and methodical process of altering the fabric through the accumulation and subtraction of different elements infuses the work with energy. Sometimes erratic and at other times tightly contained, this dynamism becomes the unifying element.

[Image: China Marks, "Oboy" (2008)]



from September 17, 2009 to October 31, 2009


China Marks

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