A Textural Bunch - Margaret Hage
Opening 1 pm Saturday 23rd November
Exhibition 23rd November - 27th January
About the exhibition:
For this exhibition at Hollick Estates Cellar Door, I have selected a range of works that best explain my prepossession with textural surfaces and small details along with my commitment to and passion for using repurposed materials. There is unreservedly a focus on stitch, on embroidery as art rather than representation or emblem. While my work does embrace painting, drawing, collage, printing and mixed media, it is with textile art I find myself most engrossed. I am continually experimenting with techniques and with the application, drawing on threads of thoughts connecting my work embedding dialogue, presenting stories that may be similarly translated by the viewer or provide a platform for alternative narratives. I am always intrigued by what others see in my work.
Multiple layering of techniques, materials, and stitch build the texture, entices a closer look.
Several works present experimentation with technology and stitch allowing threads to weave across the centuries. The simplicity of a stitch making a statement on an image that could only be produced by new technology.
Inspirations include my natural environment, issues impacting on humans and our environment, textural fragments, the deliverance of caring and kindness, the juxtaposition of what has been to what is happening now. These things are often connected by threads of thought and push the complexity of textural layers.
The exhibition includes photographic alterations, collage, mixed media work, abstract impressionism, free-motion embroidery, hand embroidery each work using repurposed, recycled or rescued materials.