By Claire Voon
NOV 2019 | ArtSeen
An unshakable sense of magic pervades almost all of Julia Blands laboriously fabricated fiber works in her first solo show at Andrew Rafacz gallery. Cut, stitched, painted, and burned canvases joined with hand-woven textiles hang like tapestries that thrum with entrancing geometric configurations. Even the exhibitions measured title, The Half That Ties, the Half that Breaks, evokes an incantationa sort of ritual poem seeking to resolve seemingly contrary forces.
By Daniel Pateman
SEPT 2019 | ArtSeen
The still life paintingthat most quotidian of art genresis given a modern makeover in Hauser & Wirths latest exhibition