David Kaye Gallery » Nieves Carrasco

woven notes: sketching with colour
September 29 - October 30, 2016

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woven notes: sketching with colour

Colour sketches start as ideas that flow quickly from mind to hand to paper. They go through a number of iterations and modifications, both to refine the composition and to conform to the language of weaving. From this slow-paced process, these colour sketches emerge reconstructed as woven notes.

This exhibition explores different ways to express abstract art in textile form. Each technique (multilayered weaving; paper weft weavings; printing on weavings) has its challenges and qualities that result in unique works.

The pieces in this exhibition draw attention to the notion that weaving transforms the abstract into a more accessible visual experience, as cloth is so much a part of human life. Woven notes are, in the end, a visual and tactile distillate of colour sketches, of ideas of how to compose with colour.

GALLERY

Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #35, 2016, cotton, hemp, washi, acrylic paint, sumi ink, 15 1/4 X 13 1/2 in., SOLD.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #34, 2016, cotton, hemp, washi, acrylic paint, sumi ink, 13 3/4 X 13 1/2 in., SOLD.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #40, 2016, cotton, linen, hemp, pigment, 7 3/4 X 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #39, 2016, cotton, linen, hemp, pigment, 7 5/8 X 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #37, 2016, cotton, hemp, pigment, 7 X 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #47, 2016, cotton, hemp, pigment, 7 5/8 X 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #49, 2016, cotton, hemp, pigment, 7 5/8 X 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #48, 2016, cotton, hemp, pigment, 7 3/4 X 7 1/2 in., SOLD.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #38, 2016, cotton, hemp, pigment, 7 3/4 X 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #36, 2016, cotton, hemp, pigment, 7 1/2 X 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #43, 2016, cotton, hemp, pigment, 7 5/8 X 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #44, 2016, cotton, hemp, pigment, 7 5/8 X 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #41, 2016, cotton, hemp, pigment, 7 5/8 X 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #42, 2016, cotton, hemp, pigment, 7 5/8 x 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #45, 2016, cotton, linen, hemp, pigment, 7 3/4 X 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #46, 2016, cotton, linen, hemp, pigment, 7 3/4 X 7 5/8 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #50, 2016, cotton, linen, hemp, pigment, 7 3/4 X 7 1/2 in., framed 15 X 15 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #9, 2016, cotton, linen, 8 5/8 X 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #13, 2016, cotton, linen, 9 7/8 X 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #8, 2016, cotton, linen, 9 1/8 X 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #16, 2016, cotton, linen, 8 X 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #11, 2016, cotton, linen, 8 3/8 X 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #14, 2016, cotton, linen, 9 1/2 X 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #1, 2016, cotton, linen, 8 1/8 x 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #17, 2016, cotton, linen, 8 3/8 X 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #7, 2016, cotton, linen, 8 5/8 X 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #2, 2016, cotton, linen, 8 1/2 X 7 1/2 in.Woven Notes #12, 2016, cotton, linen, 8 1/4 X 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #5, 2016, cotton, linen, 8 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #15, 2016, cotton, linen, 8 X 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #3, 2016, cotton, linen, 9 X 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #4, 2016, cotton, linen, 9 X 7 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #6, 2016, cotton, linen, 8 1/2 X 7 1/2 in., framed 15 X 15 in., SOLD.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #10, 2016, cotton, linen, 6 x 7 1/2 in., SOLD.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #23, 2016, cotton, hemp, washi, acrylic paint, sumi ink, 8 1/4 X 7 7/8 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #21, 2016, cotton, hemp, washi, acrylic paint, sumi ink, 8 1/2 X 7 7/8 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #30, 2016, cotton, hemp, washi, acrylic paint, sumi ink, 7 3/4 X 7 7/8 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #27, 2016, cotton, hemp, washi, acrylic paint, sumi ink, 8 X 7 7/8 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #29, 2016, cotton, hemp, washi, acrylic paint, sumi ink, 8 5/8 X 7 7/8 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #33, 2016, cotton, hemp, washi, acrylic paint, sumi ink, 8 X 7 7/8 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #24, 2016, cotton, hemp, washi, acrylic paint, 7 5/8 X 7 7/8 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #31, 2016, cotton, hemp, washi, acrylic paint, 8 1/2 X 7 7/8 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #26, 2016, cotton, hemp, washi, acrylic paint, 8 X 7 7/8 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #28, 2016, cotton, hemp, washi, acrylic paint, 7 1/2 X 7 7/8 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #22, 2016, cotton, hemp, washi, acrylic paint, 8 5/8 X 7 7/8 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #32, 2016, cotton, hemp, washi, acrylic paint, 7 7/8 X 7 7/8 in., SOLD.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #19, 2016, cotton, hemp, washi, acrylic paint, sumi ink, 8 3/8 X 7 7/8 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #25, 2016, cotton, hemp, washi, acrylic paint, sumi ink, 8 3/8 X 7 7/8 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #20, 2016, cotton, hemp, washi, acrylic paint, sumi ink, 9 1/8 X 7 7/8 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Notes #18, 2016, cotton, hemp, washi, acrylic paint, sumi ink, 8 1/4 X 7 7/8 in., framed 15 X 15 in.

INSTALLATION VIEWS

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Woven Drawings
January 30 - February 23, 2014

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As an artist, I have experimented with a diversity of techniques: drawing, painting, printing, dyeing, weaving and collage. Every few years though, I am compelled to return to weaving. This ancient technique continues to captivate me. By intersecting warp and weft, a pliable plane emerges, row by row, right in front of me where nothing existed before. It is magic.

While the warp has structural constraints, almost any material can be used for the weft, including paper. Having used washi (handmade Japanese paper) in my work over the last few years, I was tempted to bring the universe of drawing into weaving through this material, which has unique textile qualities. My journey starts at the drawing board as I apply line, wash, and print in ink to washi and ends as the final composition is assembled, row by row at the loom. As fine strips of washi are woven, they are held in place by the warp threads. The cloth that emerges is both a textile and a drawing, with the loom repositioning the ink markings into new and unexpected imagery.

GALLERY

Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawing #1, 2013, cotton, linen, washi, sumi ink, 60 1/4 X 35 1/4 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawing #1 (detail), 2013, cotton, linen, washi, sumi ink, 60 1/4 X 35 1/4 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawing #2, 2013, cotton, linen, washi, sumi ink, 32 3/4 X 47 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawing #2 (detail), 2013, cotton, linen, washi, sumi ink, 32 3/4 X 47 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawing #3, 2013, cotton, linen, washi, sumi ink, 32 3/4 X 35 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawing #3 (detail), 2013, cotton, linen, washi, sumi ink, 32 3/4 X 35 1/2 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawing #4, 2013, cotton, linen, washi, sumi ink, 23 5/8 X 23 3/4 in., SOLD.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawing #4 (detail), 2013, cotton, linen, washi, sumi ink, 23 5/8 X 23 3/4 in., SOLD.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawing #5, 2013, cotton, linen, washi, sumi ink, 6 X 5 7/8 in., framed 10 X 10 in., SOLD.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawing #6, 2013, cotton, linen, washi, sumi ink, 5 1/4 X 5 7/8 in., framed 10 X 10 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawing #7, 2013, cotton, linen, washi, sumi ink, 4 3/4 X 5 7/8 in., framed 10 X 10 in., SOLD.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawing #8, 2013, cotton, linen, washi, sumi ink, 5 3/4 X 5 7/8 in., framed 10 X 10 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawing #9, 2013, cotton, linen, washi, sumi ink, 5 1/8 X 5 7/8 in., framed 10 X 10 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawing #10, 2013, cotton, linen, washi, sumi ink, 5 3/8 X 5 7/8 in., framed 10 X 10 in., SOLD.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawing #11, 2013, cotton, linen, washi, sumi ink, 6 1/2 X 5 7/8 in., framed 10 X 10 in., SOLD.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawing #12, 2013, cotton, linen, washi, sumi ink, 6 1/2 X 5 7/8 in., framed 10 X 10 in., SOLD.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawing #14, 2013, cotton, linen, washi, sumi ink, 6 1/8 X 5 7/8 in., framed 10 X 10 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawing #15, 2013, cotton, linen, washi, sumi ink, 4 3/4 X 5 7/8 in., framed 10 X 10 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawing #16, 2013, cotton, linen, washi, sumi ink, 6 1/8 X 5 7/8 in., framed 10 X 10 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawing #17, 2013, cotton, linen, washi, sumi ink, 6 1/8 X 5 7/8 in., framed 10 X 10 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawing #18, 2013, cotton, linen, washi, sumi ink, 5 1/2 X 5 7/8 in., framed 10 X 10 in.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawings, Exhibition installation view.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawings, Exhibition installation view.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawings, Exhibition installation view.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawings, Exhibition installation view.Nieves Carrasco, Woven Drawings, Exhibition installation view.

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From my Window #1, 2013, washi, dyes, ink, 3 X 4 X 1 1/2 in., SOLD.

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From my Window #2, 2013, washi, dyes, ink, 4 X 3 X 1 1/2 in.

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From my Window #3, 2013, washi, dyes, ink, 3 X 4 X 1 1/2 in., SOLD.

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From my Window #4, 2013, washi, dyes, ink, 3 X 4 X 1 1/2 in., SOLD.

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From my Window #5, 2013, washi, dyes, ink, 3 X 4 X 1 1/2 in., SOLD.

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From my Window #6, 2013, washi, dyes, ink, 3 X 4 X 1 1/2 in., SOLD.

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From my Window #7, 2013, washi, dyes, ink, 3 X 4 X 1 1/2 in.

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From my Window #8, 2013, washi, dyes, ink, 3 X 4 X 1 1/2 in.

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From my Window #9, 2013, washi, dyes, ink, 3 X 4 X 1 1/2 in.

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From my Window #10, 2013, washi, dyes, 3 X 4 X 1 1/2 in., SOLD.