Lenore Tawney in 'Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950-2019', Whitney Museum of Art, New York

22 November 2019 - January 2021


Alison Jacques Gallery is delighted to announce that works by Lenore Tawney are featured in Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019 at the Whitney Museum of Art, New York.


The exhibition foregrounds how visual artists have experimented with the materials, methods, and strategies of craft over the past seven decades. Providing new perspectives on subjects that have been central to the artists in the display, including abstraction, popular culture and feminist aesthetics, the works reveal how craft-informed techniques of making carry their own kind of knowledge, one that is crucial to a more complete understanding of the history and potential of art.


Drawn primarily from the Whitney’s collection, the exhibition will include over eighty works by more than sixty artists, including Ruth Asawa, Eva Hesse, Mike Kelley, Liza Lou, Howardena Pindell, Robert Rauschenberg, Elaine Reichek, and Lenore Tawney, as well as featuring new acquisitions by Shan Goshorn, Kahlil Robert Irving, Simone Leigh, Jordan Nassar, Erin Jane Nelson, and Mickalene Thomas.


Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019 is curated by Jennie Goldstein, assistant curator, and Elisabeth Sherman, assistant curator, with Ambika Trasi, curatorial assistant.