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William Anastasi, Same Salt I-V, 1986. William Anastasi blindfolded, draws on frosted acetate during his residency and exhibition at the FWM Christine Borland, Bullet Proof Breath, 2001. Glass and spider silk. In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
  Glen Ligon, Skin Tight, 1995 (detail). Screenprint on vinyl. One from set of eight bags, edition of 7. In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
William Anastasi, Same Salt I-V, 1986. William Anastasi blindfolded, draws on frosted acetate during his residency and exhibition at the FWM
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Christine Borland, Bullet Proof Breath, 2001. Glass and spider silk. In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

 

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Glen Ligon, Skin Tight, 1995 (detail). Screenprint on vinyl. One from set of eight bags, edition of 7. In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
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Duo-Chrome/Duotone: Ink to Light

May 7, 2010–Early Fall 2010

Opening Reception:
Friday, 7 May 2010 6–8 p.m.

Performance and Reception:
Lecture by curator: Friday, 4 June 2010, 6 p.m.

Ruth Fine, Curator, Special Projects in Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
 
The Fabric Workshop and Museum's projects range from works that emphasize surface decoration and employ a riot of color, to those that explore minimalist and conceptual directions. Duo-chrome/Duotone: Ink to Light, inspired by the subtle chromatic aspects of the latter direction, presents approximately 40 works from the FWM permanent collection. They reveal ways contemporary artists have worked with black, white, and gray or a focused selection of one, two, or three hues. Provocative objects made to be worn, to transform space, to mark time, to reflect actions in nature, several were created for installations and performances. Among artists represented are Doug Aitken, William Anastasi, Christine Borland, Louise Bourgeois, Ann Hamilton, Anish Kapoor, Ed Ruscha, Robert Venturi, and Ursula von Rydingsvard.