Frances Trombly: Paintings

Girls’ Club presents its first solo exhibition, Frances Trombly: Paintings, new works by the Miami artist. Commissioned expressly for Girls’ Club’s exhibition space located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Paintings is a timely presentation of previously un-exhibited works by the artist. Expanding upon the artist’s practice of hand-crafting everyday items from fiber and displaying them to initially deceive and then reward ordinary perception, Trombly’s Paintings invite close attention to the minutiae of their own making. Paintings inhabit the realm of the micro – the subtly inflected tactile surfaces of her canvases – but they initiate questions in the macro – a provocation to the viewer to assess the “value” of contemporary art objects.


the catalog

Designed by Miami graphic designers Fulano, Inc., the catalog features full color photos of works in the exhibition and recent and related works of conceptual needlework by Trombly, an artist born and raised in Miami. Catalog texts include essays by MoCA North Miami Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater, critic and art historian Jenni Sorkin, conceptual fiber artist Elaine Reichek, and a work of fiction by Girls’ Club Writer-in-Residence Denise Delgado.  The catalog is 108 pages, cloth bound, $40.

A limited edition of ten catalogs have been uniquely bound using Trombly’s hand-loomed cloth. Please contact for availability.


articles and reviews

Miami Art Guide      



This exhibition is made possible with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and private donors.  Special thanks to David Castillo GalleryFulano, Inc. and Aveleda Wines.


featured image: Frances Trombly, Leaning Canvas