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Women of Abstract Expressionism Exhibition »

On June 20th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Including artists predominantly from the Bay area and West Coast of America – such as, Mary Abbott, Jay DeFeo, Perle Fine, Helen Frankenthaler, Sonia Gechtoff, Grace Hartigan, Elaine de Kooning and Joan Mitchell – Women of Abstract Expressionism focuses on the expressive freedom of direct gesture and process at the core of abstract expressionism, while revealing inward reverie and […]

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IN CONVERSATION WITH CARIN MANSFIELD »

On June 19th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Universal Utility is one of those subjects where it’s hard to know where to begin. You really have to see the clothes to understand them and even then, you’ll be left with the feeling that there’s much  more to discover through wearing them. While some fashion designers, Hussein Chalayan and Vivienne Westwood for instance, may […]

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At the Seams: A Political History of Palestinian Embroidery »

On June 18th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

“Politics is an expression of the self,” from one of the online videos accompanying the At the Seams exhibition, it is clear that the topic of embroidery from 1948 onwards truly is “tactile, intimate, laborious and political.” For many Palestinian women embroidery has played a vital role in their lives as a physical independent practice, […]

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Summer Exhibition 2016 »

On June 17th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

There’s no other show quite like it, it’s the largest, grandest and most glamourous open submission exhibition in the world. From watercolours through architectural plans to sculptures by artists such as the Chapman brothers, one can easily spend an afternoon marvelling at the breadth and curiosities of artists and makers today. Make sure to catch this year’s […]

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Hew Locke & London Underground »

On June 16th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Practically everyone living in London is dependant on the Underground. It’s as much a bane as it is a necessity and forms as big a part in a Lononder’s lexicon as the weather. As part of the Art on the Underground series the artist Hew Locke (a Selvedge favourite) has used a kind of ‘all seeing […]

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