Steven and William Ladd

It was a pleasure to visit Steven and William's studio this week. They will be participating in a show at OUTLET titled Loominosity that I am curating, which will feature work by contemporary artists made using both manual and digital looms. 

Seeing their new woven beaded panels was a real revelation. The panels were hanging in the window, allowing the sun to radiate through the beautiful red, black, and orange beads. It was a great afternoon to discuss ideas and hear about several new large exhibitions of theirs that will be opening this fall.

There was also cause to celebrate! I am thrilled that their exhibition Mary Queen of the Universe, the subject of an earlier blog post, was thoughtfully reviewed by Joyce Beckenstein in The New York Times. To read the entire review online click here.
Art Forum also selected their exhibition as one of their Critics Picks for the best of 2014. You can read Anne Prentnieks wonderful write-up here. This is an amazing accomplishment.