Koushna Navabi

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The oil paintings are part of a continuing series that began in 1995. They faithfully depict the individual loops of knitted surfaces and from a distance appear to be pieces of cut-up knitwear. Up close, the brushstrokes become clear as the paintings reveal themselves and play on the conventions of craft-as-art. Beyond their aesthetic qualities, they provoke questions about the surface, about what is public and what domestic, about why some things are glorious and others remain unsung.