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Bellaire Neighborhood, Miami, FL

Weaving (Left Behind), 2020

Handwoven fabric is a record of time. Each strand is dyed, touched, and worked into a cloth that reveals a moment and a place––it reveals the actions of someone somewhere. Fabric, then, tends to serve an intimate function as it embraces us, covers us, surrounds us. Weaving (Left Behind), is an action that documents a relic of intimate connection left in a structure that’s almost gone. It serves as a reminder of the impermanence of materials themselves and our own lives. The work also makes reference to the endless labor that historically has been devalued and discarded––often called women’s work. Weaving (Left Behind) will be a site-specific piece of handwoven fabric.

Frances Trombly works out of her hometown of Miami, Florida. She received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the solo project “Frances Trombly: Over and Under,” at Locust Projects in Miami. She is co-director of Dimensions Variable in Miami.


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