Al Munro - Disturbing the grid

Abstract paintings based on the mathematical logic of woven textiles

Drawing on my interest in the intersections of textile patterning and mathematics, this exhibition focuses on the systems and logic of woven textiles and how these might relate to painted abstraction.

Art Exhibition previously on at MAY SPACE in Waterloo precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Wednesday 24 October 2018 to Saturday 10 November 2018

Al Munro, 'Disturbed Grid - orange grey' 2018, acrylic on birch panel, 20 x 20cm image

Published by MAY SPACE on Tuesday 16 October 2018.
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Drawing on my interest in the intersections of textile patterning and mathematics, this exhibition focuses on the systems and logic of woven textiles and how these might relate to painted abstraction. The ubiquitous grid of Modernism existed as the form and structure of woven textiles long before it was claimed by art, architecture and science. This work explores the relationship of simple weave structures – warp and weft – and patterns – ginghams, plaids, checks – to abstraction, and to locate an ongoing relevance for textile histories and practices to be seen as part of the expanded field of painting. The work also draws on my recent residency at Chiang Mai University, Thailand, where I researched the local vernacular woven textiles call pa kao ma