Details:

This handwoven work is made using leftover industrial threads sourced from remote Chinese factories. The resulting object juxtaposes contemporary experience with a tradition that harkens back to the origins of object-making.
Unframed

① Artwork:

Sand dunes

This handwoven work is made using leftover industrial threads sourced from remote Chinese factories. The resulting object juxtaposes contemporary experience with a tradition that harkens back to the origins of object-making.

The tactile surfaces of Zhang's works are structures where materials clash; she is able to manipulate the specific properties of each yarn to create wildly varied textures. The artist's trans-generational practice draws influence from memories of watching her grandmother unravel and recycle old sweaters to fabricate new functional clothing. Zhang developed her own artistic language as a child by identifying recognizable imagery in the endlessly improvised arrangements of abstract shapes and colors in her grandmother’s up-cycled garments.

Specs:

19 inches
20 inches

③ Artist:

Miranda Fengyuan Zhang

Miranda Fengyuan Zhang's fiber works exist at the border of abstraction and representation. She combines a free and formal approach to knitting and weaving, depicting semi-abstract landscapes and animal subjects that are mysterious yet familiar using leftover industrial threads from Chinese factories. Zhang’s trans-generational practice juxtaposes contemporary experience with tradition, harkening back to the origins of object-making and taking inspiration from her grandmother's practice of up-cycling old garments.

Miranda Fengyuan Zhang:
Sand dunes, 2021
Hand woven cotton
20.0 × 19.0 inches /