Still Water, Circling Palms
June 21st – August 3rd, 2018
Marlborough Contemporary: 545 West 25th St., NYC
New York City gallery Marlborough Contemporary has announced a solo show of works by textile artist Margo Woloweic. “Still Water, Circling Palms” presents Woloweic’s woven images that, at first glance, appear to be paintings. However, the works are actually loom-woven cloth infused with images via dye-sublimation transfer. Woloweic constructs her weavings from amalgamations of forecast graphics and texts related to recent catastrophic storms and their aftermath, drawing a line between the realities of climate change, its causes and broader implications for our society. In particular, Wolowiec connects the subjugation of women in a patriarchal society to continued environmental debasement. She collects the images used in her weavings from online sources that she finds through hashtags, geotags, Google searches and news feeds, illuminating the vulnerabilities of social networks and media as magnifiers of false news, weather-related and beyond.
Wolowiec was born in 1985 and currently lives and works in Detroit, MI. She has a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the California College of the Arts. Her work resides in the public collections of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Kadist Art Foundation in San Francisco, Arsenal Contemporary Art Center in Montreal and the Detroit Center for Photography. She’s been featured in numerous exhibitions around the world, most notably at the Museum of Craft and Design, di Rosa Center, Jessica Silverman Gallery, Laura Bartlett Gallery and Lisa Cooley Gallery.