Blum & Poe announces a survey exhibition of sculpture by Swiss-born artist Françoise Grossen. On view are works from 1967–1991 including Swan (1967), loaned from the Museum of Arts and Design, New York and originally shown in the groundbreaking 1969 exhibition Wall Hangings at the Museum of Modern Art. This is Grossen’s first solo presentation with Blum & Poe and her first survey in the United States. Emerging in the late 1960s alongside contemporaries such as Eva Hesse, Sheila Hicks, and Lenore Tawney, Grossen sought to relinquish the traditional tools and methods of textile and fiber art, instead utilizing a free-hand braiding and knotting technique allowing for greater freedom and spontaneity in her process. Works appear simultaneously weightless and weighted, both masculine and feminine, all the while reinforcing their objecthood. Grossen’s knotted

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