garments against textbooks, knitted garment made from pages of HW Janson’s History of Art (Chapters 4-6: Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture, Twentieth Century Architecture, and Twentieth Century Photography) with linen tape, approx. 23 x 36 in., 2022

This piece is part of a larger project of dismantling an old art history textbook and making new things. It’s been a way to acknowledge the myths and blindspots at work in the construction of the art historical knowledge we’ve inherited. The knitting process also interrupted a conventional practice of reading in satisfying ways, producing fragmented poems we caught while working. ‘red henri and white body horror’ ‘his quadrilateral dream world display’, ‘the forms with abstraction held realms’ ‘faces did emerge, facets are now, the initial process.’etc. etc.