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Woven by Claire Kahn

Exhibition  /  16 Dec 2022  -  31 Jan 2023
Published: 09.12.2022
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Illustrating a world in pointillist progressions made of bead crochet, Kahn creates a bold, one-of-a-kind collection of movement and transition.

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Claire Kahn
Introducing WOVEN by artist and designer Claire Kahn Patina Gallery is pleased to present a stunning array of beauty in Kahn’s newest collection influenced by both her mother and grandmother.

In her studio, amongst the foothills of New Mexico’s Black Mesa and Pojoaque Valley, Kahn translates those who have inspired her in a mixture of pattern, texture, and colour. Illustrating a world in pointillist progressions made of bead crochet, Kahn creates a bold, one-of-a-kind collection of movement and transition.

Claire Kahn grew up under the artistic eyes of her parents, who were both artists and designers. Beauty was abundant throughout her childhood. Her mother and mentor, Lyda Kahn, was a weaver who created works in her studio on a large countermarch loom purchased from Cranbrook Academy of Art, where she studied in the late 40s. She would weave Hangings, similar to tapestries, that included bold materials and fibres in rich, complex colour combinations. Her grandmother, Anneke Vos-Van Thyn, was also a weaver and a member of De Stijl, a movement established in /Holland/ that coincided with the Bauhaus school in Germany.

My work often looks just like my mother's in her choices colour & pattern.
Claire Kahn


After graduating from /Stanford University/ with a focus in design, Kahn conceptualized interiors and treatments for the architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, where she would first learn about internationally renowned textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen/ and the textiles of Missoni. Fascinated by patterns and colour, geometric designs with bold colour palettes have become a natural form for Kahn to interpret while embellishing her pieces with opulent gems.

The overlapping lines & zigzag patterns in Missoni's knitted & woven textiles are similar to the inherent pattern built in bead crochet.
Claire Kahn


She imagines bold and geometric contrasts, elegant transitions, and rich spectrums of colour while bringing perspective to the parallels between bead crochet and the weaving process. Her jewellery is infused with stunning gems and flourishing progressions woven together to create unique wearable works of art. In movement, she scripts a visual sensation in the Lyda pattern, named after her mother, interlocking weaving techniques by using the mysterious juxtaposition of cylindrical glass beads.


Artists Reception: 16th December from 5 - 7 PM
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday
11 AM - 5 PM
 
Claire Kahn. Bracelet: Lyda V, 2022. Cylindrical glass beads. 48.5 x 2.5 cm. From series: Woven. Claire Kahn
Bracelet: Lyda V, 2022
Cylindrical glass beads
48.5 x 2.5 cm
From series: Woven
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Claire Kahn. Necklace: Larsen III, 2022. Cylindrical glass beads. 110 x 0.6 cm. From series: Woven. Claire Kahn
Necklace: Larsen III, 2022
Cylindrical glass beads
110 x 0.6 cm
From series: Woven
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Claire Kahn. Bracelet: Lyda VI, 2022. Cylindrical glass beads, 18K yellow gold oval band. 38 x 1.5 cm. From series: Woven. Claire Kahn
Bracelet: Lyda VI, 2022
Cylindrical glass beads, 18K yellow gold oval band
38 x 1.5 cm
From series: Woven
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Claire Kahn. Bracelet: Lyda IV, 2022. Cylindrical glass beads, dragon jasper, lapis lazuli, chrysocolla, flat silver. 19 x 1.3 cm. From series: Woven. Claire Kahn
Bracelet: Lyda IV, 2022
Cylindrical glass beads, dragon jasper, lapis lazuli, chrysocolla, flat silver
19 x 1.3 cm
From series: Woven
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Claire Kahn. Necklace: Lyda I, 2022. Cylindrical glass beads. 110 x 0.6 cm. From series: Woven. Claire Kahn
Necklace: Lyda I, 2022
Cylindrical glass beads
110 x 0.6 cm
From series: Woven
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Claire Kahn. Necklace: Missoni II, 2022. Cylindrical glass beads. 110 x 0.6 cm. From series: Woven. Claire Kahn
Necklace: Missoni II, 2022
Cylindrical glass beads
110 x 0.6 cm
From series: Woven
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Claire Kahn. Bracelet: Missoni III, 2022. Cylindrical glass beads. 61 x 0.6 cm. From series: Woven. Claire Kahn
Bracelet: Missoni III, 2022
Cylindrical glass beads
61 x 0.6 cm
From series: Woven
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