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Canvas minus the painting: the label-defying art of Frances Trombly

Canvas minus the painting: the label-defying art of Frances Trombly

What confident trespassers, the works of Frances Trombly. Sculptures, weavings, installations -- they meander into all sorts of territory, straddling genre lines and tunneling through hierarchical divides. They make a quietly defiant case for the complex richness of multiplicity, simultaneity.

The title of a 2011 exhibition catalog from a show in Florida, where she lives, coyly identifies her stance: "Frances Trombly: Paintings." The work in that show was and was not painting; painting was acknowledged and at the same time negated. A similar dynamic is at play in the selection of Trombly's work from the last four years at Shoshana Wayne...

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