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  • Luanne Martineau, Knocking Hangers, 2018, hand-needled felt, factory felt, handmade paper, linen, gesso, wood, Velcro, 6' 11“ × 12' 7”.

    Elana Herzog and Luanne Martineau

    Western Exhibitions

    Elana Herzog and Luanne Martineau echo familiar parries to modernism’s vainglorious legacies. Their works substitute common materials, including textiles, for oil paint; involve craft techniques such as papermaking and needle felting; and focus on the domestic, the gendered, and the everyday in place of the grandiose and the utopic. Yet, though they are invested in these critiques, both artists happily provide more than admonitions, as their recent pairing for “COMPRESSION” emphasized.

    Herzog’s medium-size works in the show—they were not quite collages, since the textile fragments were

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