|detail of Rose Petal Shroud by Beverly Ayling Smith|
Her use of the the minimalist dot grid called me from across the room, and although the graphic and simple minimalism of the design is what drew me closer, the reward of seeing real fragile rose petals secured with gestural hand stitch touched something un-nameable.
here to see her stitched leaves.
above, a taste of the Red and the Black exhibition. In the background, Rose Petal Shroud and Timelines. In the foreground, Emma Nishimura's sculpture Shifting Views, made from gampi, steel and soil, and on the right, Emily Pvorin's Off the Back Burner, a coiled basket form made from a stove top burner grate, wire, and shoelaces.
|Timelines, rubylith and tulle, 2014 by Christine Mauersberger|
In the same building as the Red and the Black exhibition are a zillion solo exhibitions and installations in the corridors. (my work is there). The whole festival takes place during the entire month of November in Oakville, Ontario. Click on World of Threads.for more information.