Katie Schwab’s work is a quiet call to arms. In its nonetheless insistent way, it embodies a proposition for how contemporary art might revive creative practices of the past. It’s a modest proposal, for sure: Schwab’s work is discreet to a fault, whispering its politics, often finding its forms in the domestic and the decorative, but with an emphasis on the shared physical space of creative labour. What unifies Schwab’s diverse methods – including tapestry, ceramics, embroidery, furniture, printmaking, video…
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