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Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

Installation view, Michelle Grabner, 291 Grand St, March 5 - April 3, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
Ceramic and brass tiles
Set of ceramic tiles: 5x5x 3/4in / 10x10x ¾ in / 15x10x ⅝ in
Set of brass tiles: 5x5 and 5 x 10

 

JCG12210
 

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
Oil and enamel on linen on panel
24 x 18 x 1 in

60.96 x 45.72 x 2.54 cm

 

JCG12305
 

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
Bronze, patinated bronze and found jam jar lids in relief on solid soft maple wood panel
17 1/2 x 15 x 2 in
44.5 x 38.1 x 5.1 cm

 

JCG12294

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
Oil and enamel on linen on panel
15 1/4 x 12 1/4 in
38.7 x 31.1 cm

 

JCG12286
 

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
Oil and enamel on linen on panel
13 1/4 x 10 1/4 in
33.7 x 26 cm

 

JCG12279

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
Oil and enamel on linen on panel
19 1/4 x 19 1/4 in
48.9 x 48.9 cm

 

JCG12296
 

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
Oil and enamel on linen on panel
15 1/4 x 12 1/4 in
38.7 x 31.1 cm

 

JCG12276
 

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
Patinated bronze and found jam jar lids in relief on solid mahogany panel
24 1/8 x 18 x 2 in
61.3 x 45.7 x 5.1 cm

 

JCG12323

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
Oil and enamel on linen on panel
13 1/4 x 13 1/4 in
33.7 x 33.7 cm

 

JCG12269
 

 MICHELLE GRABNER


MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
Oil and enamel on canvas on panel
21 1/4 x 17 1/4 in
54 x 43.8 cm

 

JCG12295
 

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
Oil and enamel on linen on panel
13 1/4 x 10 1/4 in
33.7 x 26 cm

 

JCG12290
 

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
Patinated bronze and found jam jar lids in relief on solid walnut panel
16 x 16 1/2 x 2 in
40.6 x 41.9 x 5.1 cm

 

JCG12321
 

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
Oil and enamel on panel
45 x 45 x 1 1/4 in
114.3 x 114.3 x 3.2 cm

 

JCG12310
 

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
Bronze and found jam jar lids in relief on solid Spalted Elm wood panel
13 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 3 in
34.3 x 29.2 x 7.6 cm

 

JCG12280

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
Patinated bronze and found jam jar lids in relief on solid cherry wood panel
14 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 2 1/4 in
36.8 x 36.8 x 5.7 cm

 

JCG12317
 

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
Oil and enamel on linen on panel
24 x 24 x 1 in

60.96 x 60.96 x 2.54

 

JCG12308
 

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
 

Detail

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
Oil and enamel on linen on panel
13 1/4 x 13 1/4 in
33.7 x 33.7 cm

 

JCG12275
 

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
Oil and enamel on canvas on panel
25 1/4 x 25 1/4 x 1 1/2 in
64.1 x 64.1 x 3.8 cm

 

JCG12307

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
Bronze, patinated bronze and found jam jar lids in relief on solid mahogany wood panel
24 1/8 x 17 7/8 x 1 3/4 in
61.3 x 45.4 x 4.4 cm

 

JCG12322
 

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
Oil and enamel on linen on panel
24 x 18 x 1 in
61 x 45.7 x 2.5 cm

 

JCG12304
 

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
Bronze, patinated bronze and found jam jar lids in relief on solid mahogany panel
24 x 18 x 2 in
61 x 45.7 x 5.1 cm

 

JCG12324
 

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
Oil and enamel on canvas on panel
15 1/4 x 15 1/4 in
38.7 x 38.7 cm

 

JCG12293

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
Oil and enamel on linen on panel
13 1/4 x 13 1/4 in
33.7 x 33.7 cm

 

JCG12271
 

MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2021

MICHELLE GRABNER
Untitled, 2021
 

Detail

Detail, site-specific installation for the Art Preserve at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, 2021 

Detail, site-specific installation for the Art Preserve at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, 2021 

Press Release

TEXT

James Cohan is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Michelle Grabner, on view from March 5 through April 3 at 291 Grand Street. This is Grabner’s third solo exhibition with the gallery.

 

To book an appointment to visit the exhibition in person, please click here. 

 

To explore the exhibition in our Viewing Room, please click here.

 

Michelle Grabner is known for her broad perspective developed as teacher, writer and critic over the past 30 years. The site where it all comes together is the studio. Her artmaking is driven by a distinctive value in the productivity of work and takes place outside of dominant systems.

 

Central to the work is process. Grabner references Penelope’s clever ploy of weaving by day and unweaving at night, which kept the suitors at bay in Homer’s Ithaca. Like Penelope, Grabner finds a generative space for mending, healing and woolgathering within her unique system of de-weaving and filling in. Like Penelope, who used the coded language of shroud-making to bring about change, Grabner uncovers new dynamic relationships through her visionary practice of repetition. With a deep attention to abstract patterns and all the metaphors they conjure, Grabner pushes the limits of compositional structures to discover the tipping point between stability and precariousness; between continuance and wondrous difference.

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