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Lenore Tawney's Handmade Garments

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The Townhouse

354 West 11th Street

New York, NY 10014

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Friends of light and the Lenore Tawney Foundation invite you to join in the first ever public viewing of Lenore Tawney's handmade garments, and a conversation around clothing as an extension of one’s artistic practice facilitated by friends of light.

Lenore Tawney (1907-2007) was a pioneering artist whose transcendent woven forms helped shape the course of American fiber art during the second half of the twentieth century. Less known are her garments, which she created for her own use from lengths of silk collected during her travels, and which reveal an artistic presence animated and extended through cloth.

Friends of light develops and produces jackets woven to form for each client. They source materials from small-scale producers and construct their own looms to create pattern pieces that have complete woven edges (selvages) and do not need to be cut. The design emerges from the materials and from methods developed to weave two-dimensional cloth into three-dimensional form.

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