Dorothy Grebenak worked almost exclusively in the medium of hooked rugs. She was already making works based on everyday graphics such as commercial signs, taxi medallions and manhole covers in 1963. This was an era when art world acceptance was hard to come by for women even in the best of circumstances and her medium was one that was relegated to the “minor” arts. Her work was almost entirely erased from art history.
A selection of her work from the 1960s is now on view at Allan Stone Projects, which continually reaches into its archive to unearth such unfamiliar discoveries. Two Views Of Pop: Don Nice And Dorothy Grebenak continues through April 22.