Jim Drain is joined in conversation by San Francisco-based artist Josh Faught. The two will discuss their enduring interest in fiber arts and their own distinct yet related approaches to the medium which blend abstract forms with an activist sensibility. The history and influence of Northern California countercultural makers and the social and cultural connotations of craft will inform this interregional discussion all within the context of Drain’s newly commissioned work Membrane.
About the Artist
Jim Drain (b. 1975 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a multi-media artist based in Providence, Rhode Island and holds a BFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998. His work with Forcefield was active from 1996 to 2002 and was part of the Whitney Biennial in 2002. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions including University of Florida, Gainesville; Locust Projects in Miami, Florida; Blanton Museum at the University of Texas, Austin; John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin; The Garage in Moscow, Russia; The Pit in Los Angeles, California; Nathalie Karg Gallery in New York City; Nina Johnson in Miami, Florida, and Parker Gallery in Los Angeles, Califonia. Drain’s work is in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of Art; Pérez Art Museum, Miami; Museum of Modern Art; The Rhode Island School of Design Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Photography by Israel Valencia/Infinity Visual