So. I’m in this exhibition. Well, obviously not me personally, but three pieces for walls and possibly a sheet or two from ‘The Connecting Thread – a personal psychogeography.’ I suppose I’m not really incorrect when I say I’m in this as every piece of artwork any artist creates is a little bit of them plus some magic and possibly a little bit rock and roll. Or jazz. Or silence. Or manic crazy thoughts that zing around the mind when your hands are busy making.
I did spy work from the artist represented in this poster at the RSA. From what I’ve seen of his work, I think he might have a small fan in me. It’s the jarring effect of tank with pretty flowers that I particularly like.
Anyway, it should be a good exhibit and I encourage you, dwellers of Edinburgh, to pop along and have a gander.
Exhibition brought to us by Curio Gallery.
Here’s a short write up from the Herald Scotland:
‘Contextus: A Re-weaving Of Fabric’s Context In Art
CURiO Gallery, Arts Complex
St Margaret House
London Road, Edinburgh
The mobile CURiO Gallery’s latest exhibition aims to challenge the general public’s perception of textile art with a group show from artists ranging from the up-and-coming to the established in Edinburgh’s cavernous Arts Complex. Fusing tradition and modernity, some of the artists incorporate synthetic materials into work using traditional highly complex and skilled techniques, while others, like Collette Paterson, who has developed a bonding technique to combine felt and neoprene to make jewellery, invent their own processes. There is only one piece of clothing on display – a deliberate curatorial choice – a costume from a performance piece. But everywhere is recycled history and a contemporary slant, from Larisa Guzova, who combines textiles with light, to Duncan Robertson, who embroiders artillery on to his works, and Liza Green, who incorporates textiles with spent rounds from bullets. There will be less warlike matter, perhaps, in the family activity workshops on the opening weekend (March 17-18) when visitors can mount their own fabric experiments.’