Limited edition blanket
100% Geelong Lambswool
180 x 130cm
Edition of 50
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About the edition
This exclusive edition is by New York–based painter Jamian Juliano–Villani. Juliano–Villani’s paintings are composed using an atlas of appropriated images, personal photographs, and reproductions of existing artworks. The artist wryly refers to her compositions as ‘arranged marriages’ in which imagery is painted, repainted, and edited directly on the canvas, an almost masochistically longhand form of collage that is at odds with the speed at which we consume images today.
Juliano–Villani’s new edition for Studio Voltaire similarly samples material that is at once personal and obscure – a short story or poem detailing a personification of ‘Art’. The text could be equally interpreted as gauche adolescent musings, or an inspiring affirmation of art’s ability to transcend the everyday. The artist has attributed the text to a fellow student at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, who drew her attention as the ‘angriest’ looking person in the University’s yearbook.
Each blanket is made on a hand–loom by master Scottish craftspeople with a rich heritage of knitwear and textile production using natural materials. The double–sided knitting style achieves a design rich finish. The front face of the blanket showcases the artist’s work, whilst a birdseye pattern driven by the knitting style, is achieved on the underside. Each blanket has a noticeably soft handle and luxurious feel.
The edition is available in two colour ways. All our artist’s blankets are machine washable.
About the artist
Jamian Juliano-Villani (b. 1987, New Jersey, USA) lives and works in Brooklyn. Recent solo exhibitions include Let's Kill Nicole, Massimo De Carlo, London, UK (2019); Ten Pound Hand, JTT, New York, NY (2018); Hydra Workshop, Hydra, Greece (2017); Sincerely, Tony, Massimo De Carlo, Italy (2017); The World’s Greatest Planet on Earth, Studio Voltaire, London (2016); Detroit Affinities, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit (2015); Gambler’s Choice, Retrospective, Hudson (2014); Me, Myself and Jah, Rawson Projects, Brooklyn (2015). Recent group exhibition includes A Shape That Stands Up, Hammer Museum (Off-Site), Los Angeles (2016); FADE IN: INT. ART GALLERY – DAY, Swiss Institute, New York, NY (2016); A Shape That Stands Up, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016); Flatlands, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2016); Unorthodox, Jewish Museum, New York (2015); and Greater New York, MoMA PS1, New York (2015).
Juliano-Villani is represented by JTT, New York.
Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.
We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.
The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.