Close Look:

Crystal Gregory at Moremen Gallery, Louisville

Crystal Gregory, Boundary 3, 2020; handwoven textile cast in concrete, 36 inches by 36 inches. All images courtsey of Moremen Gallery.
Detail of Gesture as Performance, Weighted.
Crystal Gregory, Gesture as Performance, Knotted, 2020; handwoven textile cast in concrete, 72 inches by 64 inches.

If the nature of architecture is fixed and permanent then the opposite would be a textile, collapsible and movable. Further consideration would show more common links than differences. Both mediums define space, create shelter and allow privacy; a textile however, has the advantage of flexibility. It is a semi two dimensional plane that has the ability to fold, drape, move and change to its surroundings. It is pliable.

from the accompanying artist statement
Left: Crystal Gregory, Boundary 2, 2020; handwoven textile cast in concrete, 32 inches by 36 inches. Right: Crystal Gregory, Boundary 3, 2020; handwoven textile cast in concrete, 36 inches by 36 inches.
Crystal Gregory, Gesture as Performance, Weighted, 2020; handwoven textile cast in concrete, 72 inches by 64 inches.
Crystal Gregory, Describing Place 3, 2020; handwoven textile cast in concrete, 36 inches by 34 inches.

Crystal Gregory’s Shapes of Stillness and Force is on view at Moremen Gallery in Louisville through August 25. The gallery is now open regular hours with private viewing appointments available.