This week I installed some of the work I made this past year at ARTiculations in Toronto. Here are some details about the show!
Reception: Thursday September 28th 6-8pm. Artist will be in attendance
ARTiculations first artist in residence, Amanda McCavour, has been working in the second floor studio on projects for the last 9 months. This exhibition shows some of these projects that are based on everyday objects found in homes and offices. Lined paper, tangled cords, and small houseplants are rendered out of thread and are presented as drawings and embroideries.
Amanda McCavour uses a sewing machine to create thread drawings by sewing into fabric that dissolves in water. Through this process, she builds stitched lines on a temporary surface. The crossing threads create strength so that when the fabric is dissolved, the thread drawing can hold together without a base. With only the thread remaining, these images appear as though they would be easily unravelled and seemingly on the verge of falling apart, despite the works ravelled strength.
This work is produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and with the support of the Ontario Arts Council.