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Al Munro: Disturbing the grid

Abstract paintings based on the mathematic logic of woven textiles

Drawing on my interest in the intersections of textile patterning and mathematics, this exhibition focuses on the systems and logic of woven textiles and how these might relate to painted abstraction. The ubiquitous grid of Modernism existed as the form and structure of woven textiles long before it was claimed by art, architecture and science.

This work explores the relationship of simple weave structures – warp and weft – and patterns – ginghams, plaids, checks – to abstraction, and to locate an ongoing relevance for textile histories and practices to be seen as part of the expanded field of painting.

The work also draws on my recent residency at Chiang Mai University, Thailand, where I researched the local vernacular woven textiles call pa kao ma.



Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm

Wednesday 24 October to Saturday 10 November 2018

Sunday by appointment



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