Thread Lines at KMAC Museum

April 29, 2016 – August 6, 2017, 2nd Floor Gallery, Donor & Member Preview  April 28, 6-8pm, Artist & Curator Talk at 7pm

Curated by Joanna Kleinberg Romanow, Organized by The Drawing Center, New York

This group exhibition features fifteen artists who engage in sewing, knitting, and weaving to create a wide-range of works that activate the expressive and conceptual potential of line and illuminate affinities between the mediums of textile and drawing. Multi-generational in scope, Thread Lines brings together those pioneers who—challenging entrenched modernist hierarchies—first unraveled the distinction between textile and art with a new wave of contemporary practitioners who have inherited and expanded upon their groundbreaking gestures.

List of Participating Artists: Mónica Bengoa (b. 1969, Santiago, Chile), Louise Bourgeois (b. 1911, Paris, France- d. 2010, New York, NY), Sheila Hicks (b. 1934, Hastings, NE), Ellen Lesperance (b. 1971, Minneapolis, MN), Kimsooja (b. 1957, Taegu, Korea), Beryl Korot (b. 1945, New York, NY), Maria Lai (b. 1919, Ulassai, Sardinia- d. 2013, Cardedu, Sardinia), Sam Moyer (b. 1983, Chicago, IL), William J. O’Brien (b. 1975, Eastlake, OH), Robert Otto Epstein (b. 1979, Pittsburgh, PA), Jessica Rankin (b. 1971, Sydney, Australia), Elaine Reichek (b. 1943, New York, NY), Drew Shiflett (b. 1951, Chicago, IL), Alan Shields (b. 1944, Herington, KS- d. 2005, Shelter Island, NY), Lenore Tawney (b. 1907, Lorain, OH- d. 2007, New York, NY), and Anne Wilson (b. 1949, Detroit, MI).

Beryl Korot, Weaver’s Notation – Variation 1, 2012. Digital embroidery and inkjet on photo rag. 23 x 23 in / 58.4 x 58.4 cm, framed. Edition of 6. Courtesy bitforms gallery, New York.

This exhibition is generously supported by:

Mary & Ted Nixon

Stephen Reily & Emily Bingham


The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Morgan Stanley: The Mitchell-Schenkenfelder Group

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