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Blair Tate Pangaea , 2021

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  • Medium

    Sculpture : textile, aluminium, rope, cotton

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    116.8 x 73.7 x 3.8 cm

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    The sculpture cannot be displayed outdoors

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    Unique work

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    Linen, cotton rope, aluminum.

    While created in 2021, Pangaea, Blair Tate returned to a format, or a language, she had explored in 1977 with Small Gemelli, with one major difference. Noting the arrival of Covid-19 should reinforce the obvious the interconnectedness of our world, one globe, one climate — with Pangaea, she wove to the very limits of her warp, minimizing loom waste.
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Blair Tate

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Blair Tate has explored flat woven grids in her work since the 70s. Her work evidences an “austere elegance," Jack Lenor Larsen and Mildred Constantine observed in the seminal The Art of Fabric: Mainstream in 1985. “I began weaving in the early 70s, under the influence of 60s Minimalism and modernist architecture," she wrote in 1986. “I believed that form should follow function and accordingly I sought an objective basis for my work. In this, I was reacting against the majority of the weaving I saw at the time: weaving that seemed either unfocused and overwhelmed by an eruption of materials, or myopically and exclusively concerned with complex technique …. I determined that my work in fiber should come from fiber and celebrate the medium." 

To compose her works, Tate creates modular units of woven linen strips tied together with cotton cords. The knots that result create an additional pattern — what Tate considers a scaffold for the tapestry, producing a second complicating scrim. She sees an analogy between textile and text. The strips are like sentences that can be edited,  “rearranged to re-contextualize, to forge relationships, to develop meaning." Her influences are diverse, African kente cloths “for their beauty and directness," Baroque architecture, Berber carpets, Italo Calvino's, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, and an appreciation for Japanese order and symmetry, broken by natural variations. In addition to her weavings, she has worked as a commercial textile designer, authored The Warp: A Weaving Resource (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1984) which analyzes the elements of weaving, and in the past year, she has made masks for neighbors, friends and a local care center.

Selected exhibition venues:

American Craft Museum, New York, New York; Textile Museum, Washington D.C.; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; Museum of Art, Springfield, Massachusetts; San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California; Wichita Art Museum, Kansas; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts; Brockton Art Museum, Massachusetts; American Academy in Rome

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