Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780996235006 Published June 2019

Some Kind of Duty

Julie Rodrigues Widholm

Some Kind of Duty

Julie Rodrigues Widholm

Distributed for DePaul Art Museum

100 pages | 40 color plates | 10 x 10 | © 2019
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780996235006 Published June 2019

Some Kind of Duty features all new handmade weavings by Chicago-based artist Karolina Gnatowski, known as kg. In monumental and small-scale tapestries, kg, an American artist who was born in Poland incorporates references ranging from Polish immigration, badminton, Jim Morrison, and feminist fiber artists to addiction, mourning, and their pet. The artist’s keen attention to the details of life’s coincidences and moments of intersection finds a fitting form in their reverence for the history of tapestry weaving, and the evidence of everyday life incorporated into the artist’s work makes their weavings an offering to those both living and dead.
 
This catalog accompanies an exhibition at the DePaul Art Museum, and it features full-color plates of the works on view, an interview between the artist and DPAM Director and Chief Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm, an essay by K. L. H. Wells, assistant professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and poems written by the artist to accompany each work.

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