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Embedded Summer Bloom, Black Eyed Susan 1

Sculpture
Sale price$ 4,500

Natural and commercially dyed silk and cotton, handwoven and cast into concrete

An abundance of summer blooms remember a story of place through the color they produce. In her newest series, Embedded Summer Bloom, Gregory is thinking about place and landscape. This series uses Black Eyed Susan, Woad, Indigo, Sappanwood and Marigold grown and gathered from her dye garden and dyed on silk and cotton.

Gregory situates her studio practice at the intersection of textile and architecture. If the nature of architecture is fixed and permanent, then the opposite would be a textile, collapsible and movable. Further consideration would show more common links than differences. Both mediums define space, create shelter and allow privacy; a textile however, has the advantage of flexibility. It is a semi two-dimensional plane that has the ability to fold, drape, move and change to its surroundings.

Her work uses cloth construction as a fundamental center, a place to start from and move back to. With a background in weaving, Gregory sees herself as a builder — drawing clear connections between the lines of thread laid perpendicularly through a warp and the construction of architectural spaces.

The work materializes through a variety of mediums all traced back to the line of a thread. She creates handwoven textiles that she pairs with architectural materials such as concrete. She is interested in understanding her studio practice as an object of labor in a constant state of becoming, something that is pliable and alive.

Size: 28 x 28 inches
“I am constantly responding to what was woven in the foot before, adding color and texture and pattern-finding a rhythm, losing a rhythm and responding.”
-Crystal Gregory
Crystal Gregory

About the Artist

Crystal Gregory

Crystal Gregory's sculptures combine the permanence of concrete with the fluidity of hand-woven textiles. Gregory has exhibited her work at numerous museums and galleries in the United States, including The Hunterdon Art Museum, The Rockwell Museum of Art, UK Art Museum (Kentucky). Gregory's work has been reviewed by in Hyperallergic, Surface Design Journal, Art Critical, and Peripheral Vision.

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Current Exhibition

Close Crush

Cheryl Humphreys & Mike McMullen
June 7 - September 3

Tappan
8200 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA

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Embedded Summer Bloom, Black Eyed Susan 1 Sale price$ 4,500
Crystal Gregory

JEN SAMSON ON CRYSTAL GREGORY

“I love the hand-woven works from Crystal Gregory. This piece in particular really catches my eye because of its texture, movement and saturated magenta color.”

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