Sunday, July 8, 2012

Solo show - Ethereal threads

Next month I will be having a solo show at the fabulous Timeless Textiles gallery in Islington (Newcastle). This show was originally booked in for early next year but due to a last min cancellation the director (the lovely Anne Kempton) asked me if it was possible to bring my show forward. Riding on the success of Thread Paper Fibre Clay I was excited to have the opportunity to exhibit again so soon. It is also great to be exhibiting a little closer to home as this will be my first big show in my hometown of Newcastle. So now all I have to do is pull together a solo show in under a month....eeep. Better get sewing!

Below are a few words about the exhibition (and my work):

The work of Meredith Woolnough explores the power and fragility of nature through intricately embroidered sculptures. The shapes and patterns found in coral and leaves are replicated in tiny stitches that build up to form specimen like constructions that are light and delicate. Each piece is carefully mounted onto paper with pins to give the embroidery relief from the page so that it captures the light and flings shadows onto the paper creating depth, volume and movement. 

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