While Ethan Cook’s canvases appear, at first glance, to be paintings, they are in fact composed of hand-woven strips of fabric—in this instance, linen—arranged in geometrical compositions that allude to the traditions of minimalism and modernist abstraction, while simultaneously entering into a dialogue with notions of craft. The geometric nature of his patterns serves to create a sense of asymmetrical balance and his careful choice of color further emphasizes this sentiment. In the summer of 2018, Anat Ebgi in Los Angeles hosted their second solo exhibition of Ethan Cook's works, titled "Propositions."

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Artist's frame: 89 x 60 in (226.06 x 152.4 cm)

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Ethan Cook (b. 1983, Texas, USA) lives and works in New York City. Using stock colors of pre-dyed cotton, Cook weaves the cotton into canvas on a four-harness floor loom. The woven canvas is then sewn together using various rule-based systems that determine mark making and composition, generally creating color field-like abstractions. Using only canvas as the entirety of the composition, Cook hopes to engage with narratives of abstraction, scale, logic, color, beauty, and the post-modern problem of what can still be done with a blank canvas. Cook’s work has been recently shown at Sadie Coles, T293 in Rome and he has an upcoming solo exhibition at Gana Art in Seoul.

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Untitled, 2013
Lot Number 1
Hand-woven cotton canvas
Artist's frame: 89 x 60 in (226.06 x 152.4 cm)
Signed and dated in ink on overlap on verso
Estimate $8,000 - $10,000
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