Michael Raedecker's places

Michael Raedecker at Andrea Rosen Gallery. Huffington Post reviewed his show last spring at Hauser & Wirth in London.

Michael Raedecker gives us an unsettling look at spaces unreal and nearly forgotten. Traditional painting itself begins to unravel in Raedecker's process, which incorporates embroidery and stitching to create objects that are themselves literally distressed. Raedecker places his canvases on the floor and then suspends them from the ceiling to he can weave a needle and thread back and forth. He then lays the canvas flat and pours on paint, allowing it to congeal like drying blood around stitches.
Installation View, Michael Raedecker

acrylic and thread on canvas
71 x 103 1/8 inches

acrylic and thread on canvas
69 x 102 3/8 inches 


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