Woven Planes: Painting, Textiles, and the Quotidian

Afternoon Slumber, 2017, Red cabbage, vinegar, baking soda, salt, coffee, food coloring, glue, cotton fabric, hand loomed wool weaving, velour, 30

Sun Spots, 2017, Turmeric, green tea, food coloring, fabric paint, resist, acrylic paint, enamel paint, hand woven wool, cotton fabric, acrylic felt, velvet, velour, pom poms, faux fur, plush rug pad, 41

Seedling Conveyor, 2017, Turmeric, matcha green tea, black tea, fabric paint, resist, cotton fabric, hand woven wool, 18 1/2

Breakfast Alluvium, 2017, Onion skin, coffee, red cabbage, vinegar, salt, food coloring, glue, non-slip carpet liner, cotton fabric, canvas, 36

Sun Up, 2017, Acrylic paint, plush rug pad, 20

Bewitching Hour, 2017, Acrylic paint, rug pad, 15 1/4” x 64 1/4”

Second Floor Window Ledge, 2017, Acrylic paint, plush rug pad, fabric, 10” x 10”

Plied/Plaid, 2017, Acrylic paint, plush rug pad, 12

Late Summer Gloaming, 2017, Acrylic thread, synthetic rope, plasticine, food coloring, hibiscus tea, black tea, green tea, matcha, onion skins, canvas, 40

Posted on: May 7, 2017
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Description

My practice as an artist is indebted to a wide range of historical and contemporary artists, who questioned and explored ideas of material, abstraction, process, and feminism. I look to the Fiber and Post-minimalist artists of the 1960s and 70s, as well as the Feminist and Pattern and Decoration arts movements, and the array of contemporary artists whose work deals with process, hand crafts, and painting abstraction. My work continues and expands upon these explorations through the combination and contrast of the varying mediums and processes of textiles and painting. This is visible through my use of both traditional painting surfaces and techniques in combination with textiles processes such as weaving, dyeing, and sewing to examine the relationship between painting abstraction and fiber arts, as well as my interest in pattern, repetition, and process.




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Isabelle O'Donnell

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BFA Alumni

Major: Painting

Graduation Year: 2017


Artist Statement:

Isabelle O'Donnell's work is concerned with pattern, color, and texture, as well as the continuing conversations concerning materiality and textiles as a means to explore and question painting abstraction. She draws influence from her personal history, traditional fiber processes, the natural world, and the saturated palette of mass produced consumer products. She situates herself as an artist within a growing lineage of contemporary painters whose work deals with painting’s intrinsic connection to textiles and craft, exploring its conceptual implications regarding feminism and labor, process and material, and pattern and ornamentation. Her work continues and expands upon these explorations through the combination and contrast of the varying mediums and processes of textiles and painting. This is visible through her use of both traditional and non-traditional painting surfaces and techniques in combination with textiles processes such as weaving, dyeing, and sewing. She seeks to combine these varying processes, materials, and motifs in order to acknowledge their correlations and explore the histories and disciplines that have shaped her practice as a contemporary artist

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