Out of Focus by Grethe Sørenson

9gs Out of Focus 1-9, Grethe Sørensen, handwoven cotton, 87" x 85.5" x 1.5", 2007, $45,000

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Grethe Sorensen

11-12gs Detail Rush Hour Series

Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Museum for Applied Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (4th Nordic Textile Triennial); Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France; Lane Municipal Gallery, Erfurt, Germany (Configura, Art in Europa); Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel (Critical Utopia: Mishan le’ Omanut); Nagoya, Japan (In Our Hands); Tournai, Belgium (International Textile Triennial); Museum of Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil (FIO II Brazil); North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks (A Scandinavian Sensibility); Maison de la Culture d’Arlon, Luxembourg; (Nordic Textile Triennials); South Jutland Museum of Art, Tønder, Denmark; Institute for Industrial Design, Warsaw, Poland; Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Ghent, Belgium; Kyoto, Japan (5th and 6th International Textile Competition); Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (From Lausanne to Beijing, International Fiber Art Biennial).

grethe sorensen

9gs Out of Focus

Textile is the continuing theme in my life. I am fascinated by fibers and weaving techniques. Exploration of the two systems of threads - warp and weft crossing on another - is a continuous challenge. I am fascinated by constructing matter by means of thread – three-dimensional shapes or two-dimensional planes with shapes and colors - in which the material, the structure and the weaving techniques are necessary and indispensable parts of the matter. I dye most of my materials. I am fascinated by gradating colors, which I dye on the warp before the weaving, varying the colors by mixing threads of different nuances in the warp. In my tapestries I often combine these gradations with transformation or dissolving of patterns.

Grethe Sørensen

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