Material Meaning

Exhibition Catalogue

Material Meaning: A Living Legacy of Anni Albers explores the ongoing legacy of Anni Albers through the artistry of ten contemporary American artists and designers working with weaving as their art form – Samantha Bittman, Lois Bryant, Christy Matson, Jennifer Moore, Brittany Wittman McLaughlin, Rachel Snack, Susie Taylor, Cameron Taylor-Brown, Suzanne Tick, and Marcia Weiss. 

Each work is annotated with a few words about its relationship to something Albers practiced or taught. Personal statements by each artist further reflect on Albers as inspiration.  Published in the centennial year of the founding of the Bauhaus, this book, based on the exhibit shown at the Craft in America Center in Los Angeles, pays homage to the spirit and methods of Anni Albers and the Bauhaus weaving workshop. 

Material Meaning: A Living Legacy of Anni Albers, 
by Cameron Taylor-Brown and Brittany Wittman McLaughlin. Published by 
The Weaving Workshop in collaboration with the Craft in America Center. 
October 2019. Softcover. (84 pages) ($36 USD)


Samantha Bittman
Untitled, 2018
Acrylic on handwoven textile
24 x 20 inches

Christy Matson
Paragon, 2017
paper, linens, cotton, wool; Jacquard handwoven
43 x 41 inches

Jennifer Moore
Parquet Permutations, 2018
pearl cotton, double-weave pick-up
41 x 13 inches

Suzanne Tick
Pick Up Series: Spring Grass, 2016
discarded mylar balloons, mixed media, handwoven
27 x 26 inches


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