PERSONAL LEARNING – EXHIBTION – PHANTASMAGORIA – linked to Research Point for Personal Project Research Point

PhantasmagoriaAnthea Walsh (textiles) and Michelle Mary Dawson (glass artist). Corinium Museum in Cirencester

I stumbled across this mini exhibition today at the Corinium Museum in Cirencester where I had visited to see some recently installed work by Carol Waller as part of the Stroud International Textiles exhibitions. I felt it was particularly relevant to the Research point asked of us for the Personal Project that I am currently working on. These two artists have used different formats to display their work. I also found it really interesting to observe my own interest in their conceptual ideas and fascinated by subjects that I would normally shy away from. I have noticed as a direct result of the course work that I am moving more in a 3D direction and far less concerned with producing “pleasing and nice “artwork. It’s not that I wish to shock or offend with my ideas in the future but I am becoming more interested in working conceptually. I find these kinds of artists very interesting and aspire to be like them.

I have included these images as examples of display formats rather than textiles.

“Phantasmagoria’ is a mixed media exhibition that showcases new work by textile artist Anthea Walsh and glass artist Michelle Mary Dawson. Mirrors are seen as objects and metaphors, a way to examine layers, reflections and shadows, sometimes with uncanny results. The artists explore new territory, presenting a crossover of ideas, unexpected materials and techniques. ‘Phantasmagoria’ is an exhibition incorporating both functional design objects for interiors and original works of art. All work is available for purchase.” ( (Ref http://www.culture24.org.uk)

Michelle Mary Dawson - Memento Mori Cabinet 2. Black and white wax and cotton wick

Michelle Mary Dawson – Memento Mori Cabinet 2. Black and white wax and cotton wick

Anthea Walsh – Startle – Hand embroidery, quilting beading on cotton and linen. Displayed flat in glass cabinet

Anthea Walsh – Startle – Hand embroidery, quilting beading on cotton and linen. Displayed flat in glass cabinet

Anthea Walsh – Barnacle Embroidery Hoop 2013. Hand embroidery and digital print. Displayed hung on walls as pictures in a protective glass cabinet.

Anthea Walsh – Barnacle Embroidery Hoop 2013. Hand embroidery and digital print. Displayed hung on walls as pictures in a protective glass cabinet.

Michelle Mary Dawson – Pyre 2014 – Charred wood and wire.

Michelle Mary Dawson – Pyre 2014 – Charred wood and wire.

Michelle Mary Dawson – used wooden blocks to display single charred items.

Michelle Mary Dawson – used wooden blocks to display single charred items.

The most striking piece for me was Psychopomp Hanging. Very difficult to photograph being black but consisted of black wax and yarn and crows wings.

Michelle Mary Dawson – Psychopomp Hanging 2014 - Black wax, yearn, crows wings, cotton, branches

Michelle Mary Dawson – Psychopomp Hanging 2014 – Black wax, yearn, crows wings, cotton, branches

 

Michelle Mary Dawson – Psychopomp Hanging 2014 - Black wax, yearn, crows wings, cotton, branches. Detail

Michelle Mary Dawson – Psychopomp Hanging 2014 – Black wax, yearn, crows wings, cotton, branches. Detail

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