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Brent Wadden, Untitled (Pink/Gray), 2015, handwoven fibers, wool, cotton and acrylic on canvas, 79-1/4" × 71-1/16" (201.3 cm × 180.5 cm) © Brent Wadden

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1979, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Brent Wadden produces abstract woven works that bring together traditions of painting, design, craft, and folk art.

Mounting his handwoven textiles on canvas, Wadden complicates notions of medium by transposing craft techniques into the realm of painting. Through warp and weft, Wadden’s practice embraces the variations and glitches that emerge through a process of repetition, revealing subtle disruptions in the accumulation of line, color, and form.

In January 2016, the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton presented The Grey Area, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in North America. Among many monographic exhibitions, Wadden has had recent group exhibitions include Abstract America Today, Saatchi Gallery, London (2014); Be Mysterious, Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre (2014); Frauen, die Ausstellung, Autocenter, Berlin (2014); With Small Words, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (2014); Geometry of Knowing, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver (2015); and Stitch, Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design, Ohio (2017).

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Brent Wadden, Untitled, 2018, handwoven fibers, wool, cotton and acrylic on canvas, 71 cm × 93 cm × 4 cm (27-15/16" × 36-5/8" × 1-9/16") © Brent Wadden

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Brent Wadden, Untitled, 2018, handwoven fibers, wool, cotton and acrylic on canvas, 72 cm × 93 cm × 4 cm (28-3/8" × 36-5/8" × 1-9/16") © Brent Wadden