Free admission (all visitors, all hours)
Protruding Patterns, a solo exhibition of work by Beijing-based artist Lin Tianmiao, transforms the main gallery of Gallery Lelong & Co. with woven carpets. For the first time, viewers are encouraged to touch Lin’s intricate, labor-intensive work with textiles and thread.
Over the past six years, Lin has collected around 2,000 words and expressions about women in various languages. Pulling from popular novels, newspapers, the internet, and colloquial dialogues, she has gathered phrases such as “divinité,” “Mori girl,” and “leftover women.” This lexicon is woven into thickly raised wool forms so that viewers can feel the visceral and literal protruding patterns while touching and walking on the carpets.