sofa, thread drawing, 2011, by Amanda McCavour
Ned and I drove into Sudbury yesterday to see Home Away From Home, Amanda McCavour's exhibition at the GNO gallery. (up till March 31) I have seen her work before, in publications and at some galleries in Toronto - but not this particular installation. table, knick knack's, chair, thread drawings, 2011, Amanda McCAvour
She uses a sewing machine to draw into fabric that dissolves in water, building up images that are just layers of thread. "I am interested in the vulnerability of thread, its ability to unravel, and its strength when it is sewn together" she says in her statement. portrait of dog, thread drawing, 2010-11, Amanda McCavour
On her website, it was interesting to read that Amanda has just completed a residency in Dawson City.
Home away from Home, thread drawing 2010-2011, Amanda McCavour
Amanda and I will be exhibiting together this fall in the 18th Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork in the Alsace area of France. There is an article about that show, (curated by Sandra Reford), in a recent fibrequarterly.