Cloth works
Janet Passehl Cloth works cloth
Blue flower I
2016
cloth
29 x 12 x 4 inches

Pale gray-blue cotton cloth laundered for texture, then cut, folded and draped over wooden dowel hanging from ceiling by cotton string. Exploration of emotive posture, gravity, space, light, volume, texture.
Janet Passehl Cloth works
Blue flower I, detail
2016

Janet Passehl Cloth works
Blue flower I, detail
2016
Janet Passehl Cloth works
Blue flower I, detail
2016

Janet Passehl Cloth works
Blue flower I, detail
2016
Janet Passehl Cloth works Cotton cambric
Untitled (Black flower 1) Installation in "Schwarz", Thomas Rehbein Gallery, Cologne
2014
Cotton cambric
36 x 72 inches

Two randomly cut rectangles of black cotton cambric are laid across a carefully cut 72 x 35 inch rectangle of the same material. The pieces are arranged to create subtle tension with one another and the base piece. At first encounter this presents as a uniform black void in the floor, however on close looking one perceives the slightly irregular edges of the cut pieces against the uniformity of the base piece. Exploration of the the three-dimensionality of materials commonly perceived to be two-dimensional. Engagement with the floor plane as a legitimate site rather than simply a base for work to rise from.

Janet Passehl Cloth works
Untitled (Black flower 1) detail
Janet Passehl Cloth works Cotton cambric
Black flower (small)
2015
Cotton cambric
36 x 36 inches

Larger square overlaid on top of smaller square to allow translucent edges. Barely visible narrow strip of cloth overlaid at one side to add a third layer of dimensionality. Table or floor piece.

Janet Passehl Cloth works Ironed cloth
Black sepal
2014
Ironed cloth
2 inches high x 25 x 20
Janet Passehl Cloth works
Black sepal, detail
2014

Janet Passehl Cloth works Ironed cloth
Sleep
2011
Ironed cloth
1 1/4 inches high x 31 x 23

The Blantom Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, gift of The Laurence Miller Family Collection
Janet Passehl Cloth works
Sleep (detail)

Janet Passehl Cloth works Ironed cloth
Floor of the Daughter
2011
Ironed cloth
3/8 inch high x 35 x 12/14

The light strip along the center is the selvedge.
Janet Passehl Cloth works Ironed cloth
Glove
2011
Ironed cloth
1/2 inch high x 17 x 3 3/4

Janet Passehl Cloth works Ironed cloth
River
2010
Ironed cloth
1 inch high x 48 x 14
Janet Passehl Cloth works
River (detail)

Janet Passehl Cloth works Ironed cloth
Installation in "Extended Drawing" at Tegnerforbundet, Oslo
2011
Ironed cloth
Table size 30 inches high x 48 x 62 inches
Janet Passehl Cloth works
Installation at Tegnerforbundet (detail)
2011

Janet Passehl Cloth works Ironed cotton
Dark Meal House
2010
Ironed cotton
3/8 high, 18 x 16 1/2 inches
Janet Passehl Cloth works
Dark Meal House (detail)

Janet Passehl Cloth works
Dark Meal House (detail)
Janet Passehl Cloth works ironed cloth
Hill
2010
ironed cloth
1 inch high, 23 x 18 1/2

Janet Passehl Cloth works Cloth
Dam
2011
Cloth
variable

Site-specific installation at St. Cecelia Convent, Brooklyn New York in "A Place To Which We Can Come" exhibition curated by Serra Sabuncuoglu. Black fabric stretched across a nun's bedroom chamber in an abandoned convent, pulled upward near the door frame and draped to block entry. Inspired by De Maria's New York Earth Room and my Catholic school experience.
Janet Passehl Cloth works
Dam (detail)

Janet Passehl Cloth works Ironed cloth
Moonlight
2009
Ironed cloth
1 inch high x 36 x 22 inches

Exhibited in "InVisible: Art At the Edge Of Perception," Mass MoCA 2010
Janet Passehl Cloth works Ironed cotton
Untitled White
2010
Ironed cotton
1/4 inch high, 16 x 12 inches

Janet Passehl Cloth works
Untitled White (detail)
Janet Passehl Cloth works Cloth, tea, ironing, on custom painted wood table
The Drawing Center, NY, "Apparently Invisible: Selections"
2009
Cloth, tea, ironing, on custom painted wood table
overall 30 x 60 x 80 inches

Janet Passehl Cloth works
Drawing Center, NY (detail)
Janet Passehl Cloth works
Installation in InVisible: Art At the Edge Of Perception, Mass MoCA
2010

Janet Passehl Cloth works cloth, dirt, ironing
Untitled
2006
cloth, dirt, ironing
1/4 inch high, 7 3/8 x 25 3/4
Janet Passehl Cloth works cloth, dirt, ironing
Untitled
2001
cloth, dirt, ironing
1/16 inch high, 6 1/2 x 13

LeWitt Collection, Chester, CT

Janet Passehl Cloth works cloth, tea, ironing
Untitled
2005
cloth, tea, ironing
1/4 inch high, 12 x 9

Collection of Agnes and William Peele, West Hartford, CT
Janet Passehl Cloth works cloth, tea, ironing
Untitled
2001
cloth, tea, ironing
3/8 inch high, 16 x 10

Janet Passehl Cloth works cloth, tea, ironing
Untitled
2003
cloth, tea, ironing
1/4 inch high, 11 1/2 x 25
Janet Passehl Cloth works cloth, ironing, sewn thread
Hand-sewn Line
2003
cloth, ironing, sewn thread
18 inch high, 13 1/2 x 21 1/2

Janet Passehl Cloth works Ironed cotton
Untitled
2008
Ironed cotton
1/8 inch high x 12 1/2 x 5 1/4
Janet Passehl Cloth works cloth, tea, ironing
Untitled
2001
cloth, tea, ironing
1/16 inch high, 18 x 22

Janet Passehl Cloth works cloth, tea, ironing
Untitled
2003
cloth, tea, ironing
1/16 inch high, 10 x 5
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