With a background as a weaver, Crystal Gregory's uses lace structures as a conceptual foundation for her work. She sees lace as a container of absence, arguing the negative space is more important than the patterns or the thread. Lace is a barrier allowing a voyeuristic gaze through itself, erotisizating the thing beyond. Through this new definition of lace as a container of absence, Crystal arrives at her study of architectural space and the thin line that divides the intimate from the public. Formally, the work takes shape through a vocabulary of building materials and blueprints either paired with or mimicking handmade textiles.
If you would like to see more of Crystal's work, visit her website at Crystalgregory.org.