Josh Blackwell

Josh Blackwell is best known for his “Neveruses” artworks, which are precise arrangements of color and form, line and texture. They consist of a woven surface adorned with colorful marks produced by the threads stitching the ensemble together. The surfaces are formed from woven plastic bags and the marks are produced by silk thread, wool yarn, patterned fabrics, and other colored plastic bags. Blackwell’s “Neveruses” irreverently subvert almost every aspect of conventional painting. The artist calls them “queer,” alluding to painting’s historical designation as a dominant, male-gendered art form while craft was typically considered marginal and female.

Talking Textiles with Josh Blackwell

Josh Blackwell – Biography