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Crystal Gregory

Winter Workspace 2017

Pictured above:
Variation on a Theme, 2015
Handwoven lace cast into concrete
11” x 11” each
Courtesy of the artist

 

Rooted in fiber art, Crystal Gregory works with cloth, concrete, glass, and wire to create installation and mixed media sculptures. She deconstructs these materials through interventions and subversive techniques of casting, twisting, and molding new forms. The forms conjure sensuality, softness and ecofeminity through the mending of textural shapes. Lace and cloth connote female societal constructions of domesticity, submissiveness, privacy and softness that are juxtaposed to the harshness of concrete, representing labor and durability. Playing with negative and soft spaces, Gregory subverts modern representations of feminity with these materials to reveal the unseen softness and duality of urban constructions. The act of interweaving lace, material, and textiles within these assertive structures serves as a disruptive force. Gregory will develop new work responsive to the greenhouse’s architectural space.

Crystal Gregory was granted a Full Merit Scholarship to attend The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received an MFA from the Fiber and Material Studies Department. In 2013 she was awarded The Leonore Annenberg Fellowship. She has shown in galleries nationally and abroad and has received fellowships to attend artist residencies at Vermont Studio Center and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Gregory lives and works in Brooklyn and holds a faculty position at Tyler School of Art.

Pictured above:
Variation on a Theme, 2015
Handwoven lace cast into concrete
6’ x 3’
Courtesy of the artist

Learn more about the artist here.

Crystal Gregory will be present for Drop-In Studio Sundays from 1-3pm on January 15 and February 5. 

 

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts. 
 

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