Long the only way for a woman to artistically express herself, quilt making and textile weaving have contributed to stunning artworks that have inspired and influenced art and design for centuries. Relegated to the Weaving Workshop by their male counterparts at the Bauhaus, female artists like Anni Albers and Gunta Stölzl created beautiful textiles in striking colors and innovative patterns that influenced countless artists since. For her new exhibition at Metro Pictures, New York based photographer Sara VanDerBeek embarked on a meticulous research into American quilt making, Pre-Columbian textiles, and modernist textile weaving to arrive at the geometric plastic sculptures that are the subject of her large scale photographs. She pairs these with actual plaster sculptures of the patterns and in doing so captures the whispers of women quilters, artisans and weavers long past. Through October 29.