BRENT WADDEN - MITCHELL-INNES & NASH

Installation view, Brent Wadden, Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Installation view, Brent Wadden, Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Installation view, Brent Wadden, Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Installation view, Brent Wadden, Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Installation view, Brent Wadden, Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Installation view, Brent Wadden, Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Installation view, Brent Wadden, Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Installation view, Brent Wadden, Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Brent Wadden, known for his woven paintings made of handwoven fibers, wool, cotton, and acrylic on canvas, is currently exhibiting at Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York City. Wadden’s work often disrupts traditional divisions between folk art and fine art. His abstract works complicate the painterly notion of surface, while reconsidering the concept of the handmade. In a labor-intensive process, Wadden works on a floor loom, weaving yarn and wool into geometric, abstract designs. He then stitches together these woven panels mounts the finished work on raw canvas to create visually jagged, geometric constructions. 

Conscious of the tone, density, and tension of his materials and practice, the artist’s focus on form seeks to reinterpret traditional gender roles in art-making and craftsmanship. Wadden’s paintings reference both a structural life and planar presence, which further seek to rework ideas of space and mark-making.

Brent Wadden
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, April 23 - May 30
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