coil and cloud exhibition at volume gallery in chicago presents baskets and furniture that connect the weaving practices of native american tradition with contemporary design. building off their recent show in moca tucson, architectural studio aranda\lasch has worked with weaver terrol dew johnson of the tohono o’odham tribe to explore the practice of coiling. 

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coiling is a type of weaving that starts with one central point around which a material is wound, spiraling outward and upward in concentric circles until a structure is created. extending this, the works in the show are built around the idea of a three-dimensional coil, a form both practical and symbolic. aranda\lasch and errol dew johnson worked together using this technique to create contemporary pieces which blur the boundaries between traditional and sculptural forms, revealing the intricate and repetitive nature involved in this process.

 

the exhibition is on show at volume gallery until april 8th 2017.

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