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John John, 2008. Two 1937 Depression Era John Deere Tractors, steel, paint. 8 x 24 x 7 feet.
John John, 2008. Two 1937 Depression Era John Deere Tractors, steel, paint. 8 x 24 x 7 feet.
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New American Voices

October 2, 2009–November 22, 2009

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 2, 2009, 6:00–8:00 p.m.


Artists:
Marie Watt
Rubén Ortiz-Torres
Robert Chambers
Tommy Joseph
Bill Smith

New American Voices is an exhibition featuring the work of five recent artists-in-residence: Robert Chambers of Miami, Florida; Tommy Joseph of Sitka, Alaska; Rubén Ortiz-Torres of Los Angeles, California; Bill Smith of O’Fallon, Illinois; and Marie Watt of Portland, Oregon. Hailing from all over the United States, these artists offer a cross-section of the nation’s current artistic voices. Each artist will exhibit work made in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, which will be shown alongside related existing pieces meant to enrich the audience’s understanding of his or her body of work, and offer educational insight about each artist’s process. Short documentaries will be screened throughout the galleries, showing the artists working in the studio and featuring interviews about their methods.  The exhibition also offers perspective on the diversity of works produced by individual artists at FWM’s residency program. Since its inception, The Fabric Workshop and Museum has made a mission out of engaging artists in materials and media that they may have never considered using previously.