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Message in a sweater: Lisa Anne Auerbach on cats, knitting and zines
Message in a sweater: Lisa Anne Auerbach on cats, knitting and zines

There are artists who focus their entire lives on exploring a single material. That's not Lisa Anne Auerbach. She falls in with the artists who weave together various practices, producing objects that are eclectic, even as they explore related ideas. Auerbach's work straddles a variety of art-making traditions: she takes pictures, she produces zines, she makes paintings and she knits — hats, sweaters, pants, as well as wall-hangings that resemble painted canvases in their form, if not in their execution.  Together, all of her work comes together to explore overlooked corners of vernacular culture: the architecture of megachurches, a Danish knitting movement of the...

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