Textiles // Brent Wadden’s ‘zerodayolds’ at Peres Projects

Alison Hugill, Berlin Art Link, May 3, 2017

High on the list of annoying questions journalists ask Canadian artist Brent Wadden is likely the persistent inquiry into his relationship—as a young, male artist—to the tradition of weaving as an established craft practice, not unproblematically associated with women’s groups. But Wadden’s approach to his work is much less historically-imbued than the yarn some writers might like to spin would suggest: rather, he has simply found the best medium to express his desired aesthetic, and he genuinely enjoys the labour.