Creature Comforts, JGM Gallery, 2022
9 November 2022 to 21 January 2023 An exhibition of daring contemporary textiles, featuring the work of 14 artists.
BEAUTIFUL AWFUL HEAT DEATH OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM, 2022
Merino, nylon, shetland, aran, axminster wool, linen and cotton blend warp, 39cm x 36.5cm (available to buy via JGM Gallery)
“Textiles are soft. They are comforting. They are clothes, rugs, blankets, and our favourite plushie toys; they are durable, yet malleable, and ultimately ephemeral. Textiles are ‘feminine’, knitted by our grandma and repaired by our mother. Textiles are apocalyptic. They portray war, violence, and the rapture. They’re an itchy old dusty carpet. They are precious artefacts that tell us about our past. They are traces of hands, stitches, rips, and careful folds. A million loops, looping in and around each other, looped carefully by a pair of hands.”
-Karolina Dworska, Curator