Two soon at Fab


The date for the Laura Owens show at the Fabric Workshop and Museum has been set for Sept. 8 to Nov. 13. Owens is the Los Angeles painter whose work created a stir at the Whitney Biennial with her combo of storybook kitsch and luscious painterly qualities. She’ll be showing a suite of seven hand-embroidered prints on silk that she made during her Fab residency.

shonibareclothesYinka Shonibare, who was recently short-listed for Britain’s prestigious Turner Prize, is slated for the same dates. He’s known for making 19th century clothing fashions in African-style prints to confront cultural identity. The work on view will include Space Walk, in which a man on woman dressed in space suits of richly colored fabrics float in the gallery. The work was made in collaboration with the Fab.