JW Anderson Announces “Days” Art Installation In Milan

Emma Hodgson   |   18-04-2024

JW Anderson is showcasing Patrick Carroll’s artworks as part of Salone del Mobile in Milan.

Patrick Carroll makes art by stretching textiles he has knitted onto stretcher bars as though they are paintings.

From his large collection of yarn, nearly all scavenged from yarn remainder shops that liquidate the fashion industry’s leftovers, Carroll forges compositions of varied texture, material, colour, and transparency, in primarily wool, linen, silk, cashmere, and mohair.

He makes each work by hand on a flatbed domestic knitting machine from the 1970s at his studio in Los Angeles.

Knitted into the works are bits of text. About half the works in this show bear a single word, usually a word that names a concept–music, abnegation, pity, voices, permanence.

Of the rest, some quote works of literature, some refer to already extant works of art, and some feature Carroll’s own phrases.

Carroll’s shows come together across the making of them, language accreting daily to form a modular chorus. It is only in the realization of a show that its aesthetic argument emerges.

The installation showcases 37 artworks that will be available for purchase at the JW Anderson Milan store.