Friday, 10 September 2010

The study of nests. Work for Ornamental.

The work is taking shape for the group show Ornamental... I am looking at the formation of safe spaces. 
(Please excuse the in-need-of-a-paint walls in my studio!)

The study of nests
Used bedding fabric.

Red Gate Gallery presents

An exhibition of contemporary art inspired by pattern, decoration and repetition featuring artists Nicola Anthony, Denise Hickey, Evelin Kasikov, Daisy McMullan, Laura Traver, Alana Tyson

Private View: Friday 29th October 2010 – 6.00 to 11.00 pm
Exhibition runs from:          
Friday 29th October – Thursday 4th November 2010

Gallery Opening Hours:      
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 11.00 am to 6.30 pm
Sat: 12.30pm - 5.00 pm         

Last day of Exhibition:        Thursday 4th November: 10.00am to 5.00pm

Ornamental brings together the work of six female artists whose work centres around themes of decoration, pattern and repetition.  The exhibition aims to challenge traditional perceptions of the decorative in a fine art context and open up a wider discourse about gender, politics and the validity of decoration in the broader schema of contemporary art today.  The artists’ works are not defined or constrained within traditional media and includes diverse processes such as stitching, sewing, embroidery, cutting, collage, folding and draping.