New York City, NY
The FLAG Art Foundation is pleased to present the first New York solo exhibition by Rebecca Ward, featuring new paintings and small-scale sculptures.
Drawing inspiration from Minimalism, hard-edge painting, and Arte Povera, Ward’s banded, sewn, and deconstructed canvases explore the rich territory between sculpture and painting. Materiality and process are central to her practice, specifically the wall works, which evoke “architectural garments” ripped, unwoven, and re-stitched from flesh-toned canvas duck, leather hide, and silk organza. In her canvas works, the artist painstakingly removes the weft (horizontal) threads of the fabric to reveal the underlying stretcher bars, highlighting the physical structure of the painting itself.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.