Brent Wadden on Embracing the Unknown in His Handwoven Paintings

Pace, May 18, 2023

Weaver and colorist Brent Wadden is presenting a new body of handwoven paintings—including large-scale pieces—in his solo exhibition WHIMMYDOODLES at Pace’s Los Angeles gallery. On view from May 13 to June 24, the show is Wadden’s first-ever solo presentation in LA. To mark the opening of WHIMMYDOODLES, we spoke with the artist about his approach to abstraction, his process, and his interest in visual idiosyncrasies. Wadden’s statements follow below.