Josh Faught’s practice utilizes textiles, collage, sculpture, and archival materials to explore the construction of both personal and collective histories. Fragments of text pulled from greeting cards, novelty buttons, and other sentimental ornamentation expose relationships between desire, domestic dysfunction, and sexual difference, and are woven throughout the material structures of his hand-made textiles.
Faught received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006. Recent solo museum exhibitions include the Neptune Society Columbarium as part of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art SECA Art Award Exhibition (2013); the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri (2013); and the Seattle Art Museum in conjunction with his Betty Bowen Award (2009). His work is included in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Institute of Contemporary Art; Boston; the Baltimore Museum of Art; as well as the Rubell Family Collection.
Kate McNamara is the Director of Galleries at Otis College of Art and Design. She's held the position of Director and Chief Curator at the Boston University Art Gallery, and is a co-founder of Cleopatra's, a Brooklyn-based project space founded in 2008. McNamara has held curatorial positions at MoMA PS1, New York; AIR Antwerpen, Belgium; and Participant, INC., New York.
Faught’s work is currently on view in «Broken Language» through July 1st.