Jean Alexander Frater’s recent paintings continue to push the boundaries of painting into a distinctly sculptural realm. Rather stretching a canvas across rectangular supports, Frater shreds the canvas into strips, wrapping, folding, and twisting them to form organic shapes with soft edges, thus shifting the emphasis away from the paint and toward the canvas itself. By employing methods like weaving and quilting, Frater acknowledges that canvas is a textile, rather than a vehicle for painterly marks.