Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Multiplicity revisited, won't disappoint...

Since I'm relatively new to this blog thing I thought I'd ramble around in my archives and show a selection of work from a past exhibit.  In 2009 Vivienne Jones and I envisioned and created the group exhibition 'Multiplicity: Five artists propelled by process, form and the nuances of repetition' at the OCC Gallery in conjunction with Janna Hiemstra. Artists included—Allan Bell, Carolynn Bloomer, Vivienne Jones, Valerie Knapp and Karli Sears. 

Piano Cabinet #1,  2009  Allan Bell©


Piano Cabinet #1,  2009  Allan Bell©



Trunk Diptych, 2009. Embroidery, perforation, thread, paper.  39w x 31h cm Valerie Knapp©



'...the work of five artists thematically linked by independent meditations on repetition and process....eliciting this nuanced rationale by delving into recurrence and variation, and through conversations in form, function, scale and colour.....the juxtaposition of similarity and difference emphasizes the unique gesture each work brings on its own terms, as well as in conjunction with the complex whole.'

                 excerpt of statement by Valerie Knapp and Vivienne Jones, 2009.



Couched Diptych,  2009. Embroidery, drawing, thread, paper.  39w x 31h cm Valerie Knapp©

Contracting Time Diptych, 2009. Embroidery, drawing, perforation, thread, vellum, paper. 39w x 31h cm Valerie Knapp©

Good Point Diptych, 2009. Embroidery, needles, thread, paper.  39w x 31h cm Valerie Knapp©



each stitch a step 
moving 
repeated across varied surfaces 
forming a path 
or patterning
a sketch
drawing with stitch 
with needles 
and pins 
and tiny curls of paper 
couched down with fragile threads
all the while
in 
 calm
sifting and wandering
rifling around 
the corners 
and 
the 
hollows 
of 
time
.

VK


Her Diptych, 2009. Embroidery, relief print, drawing, thread, vellum, paper.  39w x 31h cm Valerie Knapp©

His Diptych, 2009. Embroidery, relief print, drawing, thread, vellum, birch bark, paper.  39w x 31h cm Valerie Knapp©



Chest #1, 2009.  Sycamore, aluminum, acrylic. Allan Bell©

Chest #1, (drawer detail) 2009.  Allan Bell©


Chest #2, 2009.  Fir, mahogany, aluminum laminate. 89w x 34h x 22d cm. Allan Bell©

Chest #2, (detail) 2009.  Fir, mahogany, aluminum laminate. Allan Bell©

Piano Cabinet #1, (detail) 2009 Allan Bell©

Pitcher Corset, 2009 Porcelain. Carolynn Bloomer©

Resin and Silver Pin,  2009. Vivienne Jones©


Clockwise from top left:  Fruit Triptych (detail), Valerie Knapp;  Membrane (detail), Carolynn Bloomer;  Saffron Aurora, (detail) Karli Sears;   Chest #2, (detail) Allan Bell;  Ad-junct, Vivienne Jones.

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