Saturday, September 11, 2010

Marion Nicholle Exhibition "Out of Context" with Contextural

Congratulations to all members of Contextural who took part in the ACAD Summer Residency and special mention  to Melinda who curated the exhibition at the Marion Nicholle Gallery in Calgary that was the culmination of the workshops.
In no particular order:-
Lindsay Joy 
These jewel-like cameo pieces are hand-stitched and very meaningful to Lindsay as they relate to her Grandmother who passed away in the summer.  
Siri McCormick
A patchwork piece that incorporates digital printing on cotton and has a kaleidoscopic feel as the pieces appear to float against each other, rather than being held rigidly as is more typical for patchwork pieced work.
Julie Baratta
A stunning piece of silk screen work - very tasteful - love the detail in the silhouette.
Tara Griffiths
A column of Acanthus leaves was created from a beautiful silk screened piece of silk.
Karin Millson (me!)
Demonstration of the diversity of textures one sees on tree bark.  Hand made paper worked with potassium permanganate, bleach and shibori.

Anne Fetterly
Stunning fabrics on which natural dye methods have captured exciting colour and pattern.  Beautifully stitched garments displayed in a very imaginative and stylish way.
Kyle Nylund 
Very different style of garments from the world of gay fashion.

Cathy Checora 
Cathy is a maker of books and screen prints their fabric covers.
Rosanne Visser
In your face, comical, shocking take on linen for table ware... I especially love the seemingly smiling skull cushions, Rosanne.
Charis Birchall
Screen-printed fabrics for soft furnishing.  Excellent use of ancient motifs within original repeat patterns.

Melinda Topilko
Hand worked portraiture on antique cotton.  The minimalistic use of stitch belies the passion behind the works, believe me, I know - my son is also leaving home this summer.

More images of some of these pieces can be seen here (Thanks Arlee for taking such great detailed shots)


arlee said...

I didn't get a chance to say to you how much i loved those rust pieces! i wanted to touch but restrained myself :)They do look SO like bark and lichen--absolutely breath taking.

Jackie said...

What an amazing exhibition, and you are such a worthy participant. Your rust work is amazing and makes a unique contribution to the whole.