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+ Office Hours: In Focus—Rachel DuVall

Office Hours
+ In Focus: Rachel Duvall

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Wednesday, November 29–Sunday, December 17

Beta Main | 114 W. 4th St., Downtown Los Angeles, 90013

Free Admission

Over the course of four weeks in November, Allison Agsten, Director of The Main, will meet with 50 Downtown L.A. artists at Beta Main, a test site for the museum. The on-site visits will offer an intimate opportunity to form personal connections with neighbors while engaging in a dialogue about the museum’s future plans. At the culmination of each meeting, artists will be invited to hang their art, or documentation of it, as part of Office Hours.

This year, The Main introduces a new addition to Office Hours: In Focus—Rachel DuVall. In Focus will highlight the work of Rachel DuVall, a Los Angeles–based textile artist who participated in the inaugural iteration of Office Hours in November 2016. Works by DuVall will be on view along with works by participants of this year’s Office Hours program.


Rachel DuVall is a Los Angeles–based textile artist who makes handwoven works. Her geometric compositions explore the grid structure inherent to weaving: the result of the warp and weft fibers intersecting. By using repetition of line and shape, her work investigates the relationship between the rigid framework required to produce a weaving and the flexible imperfect nature of the resulting material. Within this repetition, the subtlest differences become amplified, such as the variation in tension of each handwoven line or subtle color shifts achieved with hand-dyed fibers. DuVall received her BFA in fiber from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008.