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View of “3 Women,” 2016.

“3 Women”

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View of “3 Women,” 2016.

“3 Women,” which takes its title from Robert Altman’s 1977 film in which three characters merge into one, reached across divisions of time and circumstance to draw connections between the practices of Lenore Tawney, Loie Hollowell, and Tanya Aguiñiga, each of whose work mines the intersections of craft and fine art. Perhaps in a nod to the titular trio, three of the late Lenore Tawney’s elegant open-warp woven forms greeted viewers near the gallery’s entrance. Recalling hanging obelisks, they were freely suspended above flat, white rectangular plinths that enhanced the works’ vertical orientation and sculptural presence. The most striking was the earliest of the three, The Megalithic Doorway, which, although made in 1963, had never before been exhibited. An elongated hanging composed of interwoven black and beige linen spanning some sixteen feet, it gave the simultaneous impression

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