25.5 – 16.6 2022
3–5 Swallow St
25.05 – 16.06.2022
Monday to Friday
10:00 am – 5:30 pm
3–5 Swallow St
For her debut exhibition with Huxley-Parlour and her first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom, Ruth Laskey presents a suite of seven new weavings from her Twill Series: a sustained exploration of form, colour, and process that has defined fifteen years of artistic production. Her latest body of work, Twill Series (Circles) comprises seven of Laskey’s largest weavings to date, each featuring three distinctly coloured circular motifs within a larger rectilinear colourfield.
Using hand woven and hand dyed fabrics, Ruth Laskey makes minimalist textiles with a unique internal geometry, mediating formal themes of shape, palette, and material. Her work has been described as building on the lineage of Bauhaus artists such as Anni and Josef Albers – in particular their experiments in textile and composition.
B. United States1975
San Francisco based artist Ruth Laskey’s work is characterised by precise, geometric forms that centre on an exchange between the loom and the artist’s hand. Using hand dyed and hand woven fabrics, Laskey explores colour, form and the weaving process, deftly balancing the organic materiality of the textile and the linear, graphic shapes woven through the canvas. Laskey’s ongoing body of work, Twill Series, continues this investigation, incorporating varied scales, colours and motifs. Influenced by Modernist artists Josef and Anni Albers, the series is a continuous exploration of the potentialities of a textile-based practice.
Laskey was born in California in 1975. She studied Art History at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and went on to receive a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1999 and an MFA from the California College of the Arts in 2005. Laskey’s work has been written about in ArtForum, Frieze, The Boston Globe, and New American Painting. The artist has exhibited extensively across the US and within Europe, including at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.