Ferne Jacobs on Lenore Tawney and the artists who influenced her
The Craft in America Center is pleased to present the first ever retrospective of Los Angeles artist Ferne Jacobs. Jacobs has been at the forefront of the revolution in fiber art since the 1960s. This exhibition will span more than fifty years of pivotal work and include approximately 30 artworks created by Jacobs between the mid 1960s and 2022. Jacobs’ never before seen drawings and collages will also be on view. This momentous survey will be on display in Los Angeles, where Jacobs has lived and practiced for decades, yet rarely exhibited her work. It will explore Jacobs’ overall evolution, highlight her unrelenting search for meaning in structure, and provide insight into the impetus for her work. Building the Essentials: Ferne Jacobs is on view at the Craft in America Center from April 2, 2022 to June 18, 2022. The Craft in America Center in Los Angeles is a craft-focused library and gallery offering artist talks, workshops, exhibits and educational programs.
Lenore Tawney images courtesy of Lenore G. Tawney Foundation. Lenore Tawney in her Coenties Slip, New York studio, 1958. Photo: David Attie. Installation of works by Lenore Tawney, Gewebte Formen, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Zurich, 1964. Tawney with Drawing In Air XV (The Crossing), 1998. Photo: George Erml.