The two crossed paths on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1950s, corresponded and compared notes.
Thank you to ArtForum for listing our current exhibition, MARK ROTHKO and WILLIAM SCOTT: Continuing the Dialogue as a must-see exhibition. On view through June 3.
The Friends of Fermanagh County Museum is organising a book launch on Saturday, 22 April, at Enniskillen Castle, showcasing Cardwell's "William Scott: A Family History" publication.
The show highlights major oil paintings the artist completed while living in Greece, as well as watercolor works on paper, and preliminary sketches.
Peregrination: From Past to Present takes the viewer on a journey through the artist’s lifetime and his travels through Britain, Turkey, Italy, and the Greek islands.
Arts Feature: Peregrination: From Past to Present – Jack Martin Rogers Solo Exhibition thru Apr. 22
To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, The Spectacle Theater, a collectively-run screening space, will be showing Coilin and Platonida, the first screening of this film in many years, as part of the series FROM THE BOWLS OF MEMORY: Two Films from Ireland, a Land of Fiction and Absences.
"Each painting in Zuberi’s haunting “Crossing Over” series features geometric clusters of stars in an inky sky accented by a thick, blindingly white border, a simple yet strikingly stunning image."
Mahreen Zuberi featured on the top AMNY's list, alongside exhibitions at the Whitney and the Frick.
On view through January 17.
Launched in 2022, NFTDA is an international NFT design and development award platform that honors and showcases solo creators, studios and teams for innovation in the NFT design field.
MIXMASTER is an exhibition that seeks to discover and recognize the talents of its artist members working in New England and the Tri-State region. Initiated to support and recognize contemporary art, MIXMASTER provides an opportunity for established and emerging artists to debut their most recent work, done in the last three years.
The Lebanese American University in collaboration with Artscoops is thrilled to announce the launch of a benefit online art auction, titled Art to Learn, Art to Live, that will run from September 7 to 12, 2022.
“We are thrilled with our new space and location,” said gallery director Elizabeth Thompson.
The contemporary Syrian artist Anas Al Braehe is famous for his series of paintings depicting sleeping refugees.
On view at Anita Rogers Gallery through August 27, 2022.
To mark Oldenburg's passing, James Scott is making the dual screen version of his film, The Great Ice Cream Robbery, available for viewing until August 2nd.
We thank the Middle East Institute at Columbia University (MEI) for sharing Anas Albraehe's The Dreamer. MEI promotes the interdisciplinary study of the Middle East and North Africa together with associated regions of Central Asia, South and Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and related global communities.
Anas Al Braehe is a core case study in Mira El-Khalil’s research on artists from minorities. His work is an example of an innate talent that was formed in nature by the will of Al Braehe’s sensitivity to his special environment. El-Khalil saw in Al Braehe a talent like no other in the Beirut art scene and got to know him and his paintings through an in-depth interview lead for her Master’s degree dissertation.
Your Concise New York Art Guide for July 2022: Your list of must-see, fun, insightful, and very New York art events this month, including Lee Lozano, Cindy Sherman, Tokuko Ushioda, Anas Albraehe, and more
Anas Albraehe’s solo exhibition, The Dreamer, is on view at Anita Rogers Gallery.
"Women's Art Doesn't End at the Outer Labia is Garbasz’s photographic ode to“marginalized identity” in all its conceptual forms. Garbasz confronts taboos of trauma, memory, and identity—using herself and her past and the locations of historic tragedies as subjects—presenting them boldly with sincerity. - Nikkala Kovacevic
"Yishay has worked with communities affected by war and has experienced disability, abuse, and trauma. She refers to trauma, disability, and other marginalizing attributes as invisible, because unless one is experiencing them, they tend not to see or acknowledge them. She centers the voices of the marginalized in order to make the invisible visible." - Christine Snyder
"Women's Art Doesn't End at The Outer Labia portrays the real intimacy of the human body and the physical space it takes up. The combination is her work. A lesson in symbiosis." -Attia Taylor
On view in London through June 26, 2022.
Artnet listed Yishay Garbasz: Women's Art Doesn't End At The Other Labia as the number one recommended exhbition on their Digital Gallery Hopper mailing highlighting it to galleries and collectors worldwide.
Art is a tiny glowing ember. And because it is fragile, our responsibility is to sustain it, to keep it going. Bill de Kooning summed it up: “If I stretch my arms and wonder where my fingers are – that is all the space I need as a painter.” - George Negroponte
As a tribute to the passing of Chris Finch, two films "Richard Hamilton" and "RB Kitaj", which Scott and Finch worked on together, will be available for viewing on Vimeo for a limited time.
Work by Virva Hinnemo and George Negroponte is currently being shown alongside John Battle at Keyes Art in Sag Harbor.
On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale showcases and celebrates the remarkable achievements of an impressive roster of women artists who have graduated from Yale University.
A selection of work by artist Mark Webber is now on view at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, Mississippi. All works on view are available for sale through Anita Rogers Gallery.
Yishay Garbasz is an interdisciplinary artist based in Berlin. Her work considers culturally specific inheritance of traumatic memory, rendering the unsightly and the invisible tenderly seen.
Annette Hinkle speaks with Virva Hinnemo about her painting practice and her role in the Parrish Art Museums' current exhibition, Affinities for Abstraction: Women Artists on Eastern Long Island, 1950-2020.
The Berlin-based artist’s engagement with displacement, trauma and memory, both personal and historical, has particular resonance in the context of the present pandemic.
The exhibition will include a look at successive generations including Mary Heilmann, Howardena Pindell, and Michelle Stuart, and more recent arrivals Jacqueline Humphries and Amy Sillman, among many others.
“I always prefer to work slowly and deeply rather than quickly,” she said. “We don’t always understand things instantly … sometimes they kind of dawn on us, and I’m really interested in that process.”
City-Wide Open Studios, now in its 23rd year, is a month long festival celebrating the talent of Connecticut's artists.
To get ideas for his art, he observes the world we live in, as well as allowing himself to be free from himself. “Then what can move through a channel, can emerge fresh and clear of my ego, and be, just be,” said Mark.
At times, my art is serious, yet at the same time, whimsical. And upredictable.
Yishay Garbasz: In order to see the world outside me, I have to see the world inside me: it’s about polishing the mirror.
“During a time when the world is on edge, art can do wonders”
He has lately been pushing the boundaries of his pieces further, incorporating found objects— steel scraps, bricks, rubber—in order to bring a sense of tension and balance or create “an interesting compositional relationship.”
And what a relief, because there's so much pleasure to be gained from looking at Scott's art, spartan as it is. He took the ordinary and made it extraordinary.
George Negroponte currently has a painting on view in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Andros as part of their current group exhibition Approaches to Abstraction by Greek Artists of the Diaspora: Works from the B&E Goulandris Foundation Collection.
Over the summer, James Scott will be streaming several of his films, beginning with The Great Ice Cream Robbery and ending with his most recent art documentary, Fragments (2019).
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, CT has acquired a drawing by Jan Cunningham for their permanent collection.
The drawing has replaced my clock. It’s a beautiful and needed reminder that time can be measured not by seconds, hours, or days but by marks, tone, and depth.
Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the Foundation’s ninety-sixth competition.
2. “Mark Webber: We Shall Be City Upon a Hill” at Anita Rogers Gallery
Fueled by Dickinson’s expansive intuition, veracity, and her elastic use of language, the exhibition will explore identity, abstraction, and the phenomenological nature of vision.
NEW YORK, NY.- Anita Rogers Gallery presents We Shall be a City Upon a Hill, an exhibition of work by American artist Mark Webber. The show is on view February 12 - March 14, 2020 at 15 Greene Street, Ground Floor in SoHo, New York.
In celebration William Scott's Birthday on February 15, BBC shared an interview with Scott's nephew Cardwell McClure.
Webber’s sculptures are just as gestural as they are structural; there is a push and pull between calculation and happenstance.
The work of Mark Webber, an artist based in New York City and Sag Harbor, will be featured in “We Shall Be A City Upon A Hill,” an exhibition running February 12 to March 14, at Anita Rogers Gallery in Manhattan.
Anita Rogers Gallery presents 'We Shall be a City Upon a Hill,' an exhibiton of work by American artist Mark Webber. The show will be on view February 12 - March 21, 2020.
“We Shall Be a City Upon a Hill,” a show of sculpture by Mark Webber of Sag Harbor, will open at Anita Rogers Gallery in SoHo with a reception on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and continue through March 21.
Fragments covers the trajectory of Derek Boshier working between a giant drawing, World News, which is about ‘the contrasts between nature and machinery’, and a series of paintings titled Night and Snow.
Mandy Vahabzadeh's photo "Untitled, Rajasthan, India 1991" featured on the MonoVisions homepage.
Artist Gordon Moore currently has a selection of works on view in Ennead Architect's new office at 1 World Trade Center.
Daybook is an ongoing visual diary made entirely of notable photographs, a cascade of images seen here and there and deserving of further attention.
Gloria Hernandez & Lorraine Kisly: Art + Design on view January 12 through April 19, 2020
We had never seen images that honest before.
Anita Rogers discusses the gallery's 2019 exhibition of paintings and drawings by William Scott.
This month’s Master Class takes a deeper dive into the Anita Rogers Gallery in New York City – a gallery that strives to cultivate the careers of exceptional painters and sculptors, both figurative and abstract, who have earned their place in the contemporary market. In this interview, Susan Melrath and Anita talk about Anita’s perspective, the gallery’s vision and advice for aspiring artists.
There is something loose and special about the Sag Harbor art gallery community, which can treat its art shows as intuitive and impromptu affairs. Often an open forum, it is not unusual for artists and curators to join the spaces in a last-minute collaboration.
All of my editing, all of my scrubbing and re-layering, these are all very distinct physical elements. I want all the work to do the same thing. I want it unfold over time for the viewer and to tell its story slowly and deliberately. I want that story to always be interesting. Perhaps that is a quality people will come to recognize in my work.
Tribeca Art+Culture Night celebrates its third anniversary with the 12th edition tour of neighborhood arts spaces on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. RSVP required. General admission is free, or join the after party with a special $35 VIP ticket.
Group exhibition at Keyes Art Gallery in Sag Harbor, featuring work by Mark Webber and 29 other artists organized by artists Virva Hinnemo and George Negroponte.
Anita Rogers aims to put the artist back in front of the city’s art lovers. William Scott: Paintings and Drawings focuses on works from the 1950s-80s, including some prime examples of his Abstracts and domestic still-lifes.
"Art has such a profound effect on us. I feel most of us are constantly either thinking of our past, worrying about things we did wrong, or feeling stress about the future. However, art forces us to be more present, to feel and experience the world in a different way."
If you want to express yourself really in any fundamental way, I think you have to have the courage to be able to move forward with whatever ideas you think are good or bad, and you have to be willing to flesh those ideas out, and be comfortable working on them. And then the end of that road is putting them out into a public that they don't know who you are. So you're introducing yourself to strangers through your work.
The British Council apparently couldn’t handle Scott’s vision of contemporary (i.e., homosexual) life, and asked him to remove the footage of Hockney wearing a sweatshirt emblazoned with the number 69 and the work’s final section, in which the artist reads three Cavafy poems over shots of his etchings. Anita Rogers could handle it, and offered the original, uncensored version.
Seven months ago Claude Lawrence completed a significant work titled “Eastside Ruminations”: it’s made gutsy by jolted figures, anthropomorphic prompts, and heavy black contouring that gives the work the look of a stained glass window. It glows. The organization of this painting is not unlike other works by Lawrence from this period as it highlights dispersed forms brought together by a deliberate and straightforward touch.
Art Films by James Scott, Etchings by David Hockney featured at the top of ArtForum's "Must See" list in NYC.
The American offers the workshop "Life and Meaning" for students of all faculties. Every year, the University invites internationally renowned and innovative artists to Tübingen with the "Invited Artist" concept to provide students with insight into the contemporary art of different cultures.
"My art, the practice of doing it and not necessarily the finished work, has always been my home."
On Monday, July 1, and Sunday, July 7, the Metrograph will be screening James Scott's Love's Presentation (1966) as part of its collection of short films potraying artist David Hockney.
Offered four times a year, TAC Night features art performance, dance, artist tours, gallery talks, open studios, workshops and more taking place across the Downtown New York neighborhood.
On Thursday, June 13, Morgan O'Hara will lead two workshops at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Now take a look at the very same room after the art has been replaced with minimalist drawings by Gloria Ortiz-Hernández. They radically change the ambiance...
In 2019, Bill Antonucci created a short film on Morgan O'Hara's Handwriting the Constitution Project.
“The politics of the art world is social,” Algus said. “Often, the social politics and personal politics don’t mesh well because the social hierarchies of the art world overshadow then.” Handwriting the Constitution represents another attempt to “chip away at that.”
“At the core of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s mission is fostering the work and development of artists, and our 2018-19 grant and award recipients highlight the impact we can have due to Lee Krasner’s legacy,” said Ronald D. Spencer, Chairman and CEO of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.
ArtNet News features Morgan O'Hara TIME STUDIES - LETTERPRESS - SILVERPOINT on the list of spring highlights.
On Saturday, May 4, we will be handwriting documents created to protect human rights. All are welcome.
Holly Hager of Curatious highlights George Negroponte's work on paper
Solo exhibition of works by George Negroponte on view at Anita Rogers Gallery.
Figurative and abstract artists from the 20th and 21st centuries—emerging, midlevel, and posthumous—are the focus of Anita Rogers Gallery.
Holly Hager highlights Gloria Ortiz-Hernández's Crossings #1 in Curatious's newsletter this week.
“When Love Comes to Town,” an exhibition of mixed-media paintings by George Negroponte, is at the Anita Rogers Gallery in SoHo through April 27.
Morgan O'Hara gave a lecture on her entire body of work from 1970s to the present at NYU's Institute of Fine Arts.
Matt Caprioli writes on the career of artist Morgan O'Hara. Three of the artist's series, Time Studies, Letterpress Editions and Silverpoint, will be on view at Anita Rogers Gallery from May 1 - June 8, 2019.
Gordon Moore's solo exhibition listed on the Galerie Editors' top picks this week.
She [Jan Cunningham] makes subtle, inventively colored geometric abstractions that play different kinds of drawing against the memory of a grid...
The gallery introduces John Ashworth to the gallery for the first time; Ashworth’s detailed acrylic paintings on paper, canvas and panel are rich in texture, detail and illuminated color. Moore’s works on photo emulsion paper explore depth, perspective, balance and asymmetry. Webber’s hydrocal and plaster sculptures recall architectural forms but are firmly sculpture; the works are defined by their elegant lines and careful balance.
We are only interested in art we feel has the right essence—that which will withstand the test of time. We call ourselves “incubators.”
A night of Traditional Rebetiko and Smyrnaiko hosted by Anita Rogers Gallery.
Though my paintings are, for the most part, “abstract,” I think of them more as an arena of spatial possibilities where the confluence of ideas is transformed into a visual language of symbols. Mark-making, layers, pigment, and a willing suspension of disbelief concerning the impossibilities of space lends itself to a world of visual fictions.
Anita Rogers judges the The National Association of Women Artists' 129th Annual Members’ Exhibition, along with Lisa Small of the Brooklyn Museum and artist Margaret McCann.
"The coherence of the show comes from a shared command these artists display of both materials and process. One feels these works were chosen as much to create a discussion about the current state of abstraction as to provide a gateway into further exploration of each artist’s oeuvre."
Works spanning over a decade will be on view at the Salina Art Center in Kansas. September 19 - December 16, 2018.
On June 21, Anita Rogers Gallery will participate for the first time. Work by Mark Webber and Jack Martin Rogers will be on view; the gallery will stay open until 9pm.
Offered four times a year, TAC Night features art performance, dance, artist tours, gallery talks, open studios, workshops and more taking place across the Downtown New York neighborhood.
"Texture, composition, simplicity, and an organic element are all part of my exploration. What unfolds off the wall and/or into space must be aesthetically pleasing and embrace silence after all the work has been done. My materials all come from materials being used in modern homes." – Mark Webber
I struggle in the early stages because there are no real problems that I can solve, so I have to labor to create these problems. Day two is typically when a painting will begin to take on different and unique characteristics. After day two is where I excel and my process becomes very kaleidoscopic with one move opening up 10 moves and so on.
To better understand this concept of “the divine joke,” I turned to Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy, in which Carolyn Burke, Loy’s biographer, explains that Loy’s notion was that art could be a “‘divine joke’ which the public did not get because it had been trained to see things in just one way” whereas “the artist saw each object with fresh eyes.”
In tandem with the exhibition The Divine Joke, curated by Barry Schwabsky, and in celebration of the recent publication by Ugly Duckling Presse of a new facsimile edition of The Blind Man, the renowned little magazine published by the circle around Marcel Duchamp in 1917, Anita Rogers Gallery and Ugly Duckling Presse present an evening of readings and discussion inspired by The Blind Man.
Anita Rogers Gallery and Ugly Duckling Presse are teaming up to celebrate the current exhibition “The Divine Joke,” curated by Barry Schwabsky and on view through June 2, as well as the publication of a new edition of The Blind Man, Marcel Duchamp‘s 1917 Dada magazine.
Barry Schwabsky's group show at Anita Rogers Gallery highlighted as one of the top NYC exhibitions in April, alongside Paul Kasmin Gallery and Jack Hanley Gallery.
For the third volume of this ongoing series entitled New York Studio Conversations (Part II) art historian Stephanie Buhmann conducted interviews with twenty artists, whose ages range from early 41 to 96.
The compositions are direct, unmannered and actively self-sufficient. They point to a time when such unfettered abstraction was the dominant idiom in the New York area; we pretend that is so still, although it is clear by now that the style is currently a matter of individual performance, practiced by talented persons such as Hinnemo.
A quick pass might offer hints of Robert Motherwell, Franz Kline, even Mark Tobey, but it wouldn’t reveal the depth of the artist’s unique approach.
ArtNet highlights our Conversation on Women & the Art World as the #1 thing to do in the NYC art world this week.
Tristan Barlow's work is included in Art Maze Magazine Winter Issue 6's "Curated Selection of Works"
Anita Rogers Gallery announces its 2018 Winter Group Exhibition, a collection of work by three artists new to the gallery: Jan Cunningham, Gloria Ortiz-Hernández and Robert Szot. The exhibition is on view January 3 – February 3, 2018 at the gallery’s new location at 15 Greene Street, Ground Floor in SoHo, New York
Anita Rogers Gallery will present “Winter Group Exhibition,” showcasing works by Jan Cunningham, Gloria Ortiz-Hernández and Rob Szot, artists who are new to the gallery.
In 1962 Jack Martin Rogers, who was born in Warwickshire, England found himself pulled into the magical island of Crete, and this winter some of his paintings – mainly with Greek themes – were lovingly exhibited by his daughter at her Anita Rogers Gallery in Manhattan.
One of the most notable of the pieces is a painting entitled Rosemary which evokes a sense of solitude as it depicts a young woman standing against an azure-blue colored background...
“Odyssey” cannot be described as anything but a perfect, intimate look into the life and career of British painter Jack Martin Rogers.
Anita Rogers Gallery is proud to present Odyssey, a selection of drawings and paintings by British painter Jack Martin Rogers (1945-2001).
"The works in the exhibition span a period of over forty years, from some of the artist’s earliest work during art school to his final masterpieces."
"It's just this very simple thing … the relationship of the side of the square to its diagonal...."
"Drawings that defy expectations."
Plate/Shift #10, a drawing by Ortiz-Hernández that is part of the museum's permanent collection, is currently on view at the Morgan Library and Museum
Photography and Film BA graduate Hans Neleman is exhibiting his work at the prestigious Anita Rogers Gallery in New York from 6 September-7 October.
Hans Neleman's solo exhibition at Anita Rogers Gallery featured in the Visual Arts section of the Dutch Culture USA blog.
Artist Morgan O'Hara is leading a Live Transmission Drawing Workshop at the Rubin Museum on Saturday, August 12, 2017.
Works by Virva Hinemo, Gordon Moore, George Negroponte and Kazimira Rachfal on view through October 1.
Artist Morgan O'Hara Handwrites the Constitution in the Rose Room of The New York Public Library
The selection of works on display features new paintings from the artist’s 'Torso/Roots' series. The new paintings by Waltemath were created with a range of unique materials including oil, graphite and various metallic and fluorescent pigments on aluminum panels, many of which took years for the artist to complete.
In “Fecund Algorithms,” a solo exhibition of new paintings and diminutive sewn-canvas works, Joan Waltemath diverts gently from the quiet perfection of her previous work to embrace small accidents and contingencies.
ZEALnyc’s downtown pick challenges that old thinking — math and art can be compatible and even be beautiful together. Go see for yourself!
Anita Rogers Gallery is pleased to announce Joan Waltemath: Fecund Algorithms, an exhibition of new paintings from the artist’s Torso/Roots series.
Upon entering the open space of the Anita Rogers Gallery you are greeted with rectangular aluminum canvas' that immediately draw your eye and are painted like multi-paneled grids. The subtly decadent, organized planes of color and texture serve as visual offsets and underline the surrounding architecture of the Anita Rogers Gallery.
artnet news interviews Joan Waltemath ahead of her solo exhibition, Fecund Algorithms, at Anita Rogers Gallery
Gordon Moore: New Work Featured in "Great Shows - March and April" in Steven Alexander Journal
“Winners of the 2016 Juried Show” features the work of David Moriarty, Hans Neleman and Judith Wyer.
George Negroponte's New Army is on view at The Curator Gallery as part of the group exhibition, New New York: Abstract Painting in the 21st Century.
Exhibition of new works on canvas and photo emulsion paper by Gordon Moore opens at Anita Rogers Gallery
Steven Alexander Journal covers current painting shows in New York, including Tristan Barlow and Hans Neleman at Anita Rogers Gallery.
Once a refuge for artists who rented cheap industrial lofts, SoHo is now one of the most stylish and exclusive neighborhoods in New York. While many of the artists have long since relocated, much of the art remains.
Anita Rogers Gallery is thrilled to introduce the work of Tristan Barlow and Hans Neleman in an upcoming two-person exhibition.
Despite the show’s title, an alluring softness pervades George Negroponte’s new work in his exhibition, “Gravel Road,” at Anita Rogers Gallery in Soho through January 7.
George Negroponte comes to making art with a pure love of painting. His aim has never been to turn over the apple cart, or in Al Held’s words, reinvent the wheel. As such, he has been compelled to paint his way through various modes and approaches, learning and searching for authenticity and resonance.
George Negroponte's Blueberries (Tape, enamel, acrylic and spray paint on cardboard, 15.5" x 5.75") featured in IN NEW YORK Magazine.
George is obviously a venerable artist. My early impressions of his latest (re)+work are very positive. Keeping all of this in mind, I’m certain my reflections are influenced by the number of pieces shown, the symmetry of how the pieces are hung, and the architectural qualities and layout of the gallery, and of course the pieces themselves having a constructed efficacious quality; all giving a sense of a utilitarian longing.
Many notable artists — among them Dan Flavin, Sol LeWitt, and Brice Marden — worked at museums early in their careers, usually as security guards, but few kept one foot in the studio and one in a museum for three decades. George Negroponte managed to do just that.
David Cohen Highlights George Negroponte: Gravel Road
George Negroponte's Gravel Road Listed in East Hampton Star's "The Art Scene"
On the eve of a solo exhibition of recent paintings at Anita Rogers Gallery in New York, Pat Rogers of Hamptons Art Hub reconnected with Negroponte to continue a discussion on his art and his process that began a year ago.
Virva Hinnemo and George Negroponte will be featured in a group show, Black & White: Modern and Contemporary Positions, at Jason McCoy Gallery in New York City. The show will be on view September 14 - October 22, 2016 at 41 East 57th Street, New York 10022, 11th Floor.
At times, abstract painting can seem like a received package, with little space left to think outside of the box. In Virva Hinnemo, to overplay the postal metaphor, we have an artist “pushing the envelope”—in her case, literally so. A form vocabulary and a gestural lexicon familiar from mid-century American masters Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell and Philip Guston meet the swift completion of their appointed rounds on flattened cartons as their repurposed, eccentric support.
Ms. Hinnemo adopted cardboard as her primary material last summer. “I was ready to scale up, and I have a lot of cardboard boxes from when we moved here. It’s a surface I love to work on. Because of the imperfections, whether it’s print or folds or weird edges and creases, it almost has a kind of grit. And it provides organizing principles, such the grid it makes when it’s unfolded or the holes meant for carrying it.”