Lenore Tawney: Mirror of the Universe, exhibition at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, New York, US, 11.10.2019 — 3.7.2020

Lenore Tawney: Mirror of the Universe

Lenore Tawney, Cloud Labyrinth, 1983; canvas and linen. Courtesy of the Leonore G. Tawney Foundation, New York. Photo courtesy of John Michael Kohler Art Center

 

SHEBOYGAN, WI—Lenore Tawney (1907–2007) was an influential figure in the postwar fiber arts movement with impactful and groundbreaking work that continues to reverberate today. Known for her monumental sculptural weavings, Tawney’s practice also included drawing, collage, and assemblage. Tawney’s life’s work, dating from circa 1946-1997, is the subject of a concurrent four-exhibition series, Mirror of the Universe, October 6, 2019 – March 7, 2020, at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC). The exhibition represents the most comprehensive presentation of her work since 1990.

The work of Lenore Tawney, explored through an evocation of her studio environment, will also be on permanent view at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s Art Preserve, which is now under construction and set to open in August of 2020. The Art Preserve will be the world’s first museum to focus entirely on work from artist-built environments. Visitors will have unprecedented access and insight into the display, preservation, conservation, and interpretation of the Arts Center’s premier collection through tableaux as well as a unique system of curated, visible storage of the works of art.

More information in the Press Release (PDF) and under https://www.jmkac.org/exhibition/2019/mirror-of-universe/poetry-silence

Anne Lindberg, At first the visible obscures, 2019, cotton and staples. Courtesy of Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago. Photo courtesy of John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Lenore Tawney, Cloud Labyrinth (detail, installation view), 1983, canvas and linen, Courtesy of the Lenore G. Tawney Foundatio, New York. Photo courtesy of John Michael Kohler Arts Centre

 

In Poetry and Silence: The Work and Studio of Lenore Tawney installation view at the John Michael Kohler Arts Centre, 2019. Photo courtesy of John Michael Kohler Arts Center

In Poetry and Silence: The Work and Studio of Lenore Tawney installation view at the John Michael Kohler Arts Centre, 2019. Photo courtesy of John Michael Kohler Arts Center

 

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