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Crystal Gregory

Shifting Center 2

Sculpture

This original work has been sold.

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DESCRIPTION

Handwoven textile cast into concrete | 2019

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

 

The work takes shape through a pallet of building materials, either paired with or mimicking handmade textiles exploring the tension between building materials like concrete, metal, drywall or glass and the structural patterns of cloth. By pairing these seemingly opposite worlds together, the artist inverts material stereotypes, using the ‘delicate’ material to exhibit strength and exposing the ‘structural’ materials’ instabilities. These gestures allow for a reinterpretation of material identities and the viewer is left to confront their understanding of these everyday utilities.

DIMENSIONS

60 x 42 inches

AUTHENTICATION

The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan.

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“My work, I believe, lives in a realm of universal experiences because of the materials I choose. I hope to draw attention to that by representing them to the viewer in an unfamiliar way, allowing for a re-recognition whatever that means to the individual.”

Crystal Gregory textile
Gregory creates her own dyes from natural sources and hand-dyes her fiber.
Gregory harvesting indigo for making dye.
Crystal Gregory textile
Several of Gregory's works made with hand-dyed hand-woven textiles. See more of her work.

About
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.