Hello. It's miserable outside, hasn't stopped raining yet, but no matter, I had an enjoyable morning at the 20 21 Visual Arts Centre, viewing a new exhibition. The artist, Naseem Darbey was in attendance and gave a very interesting talk about her work. I do like to get the background to any art that appeals to me, it adds so much more to the exhibition, and Naseem explained how it all came about from the initial idea to the finish.
The exhibition is called We are Saved by Loss. Naseem was diagnosed with cancer, and had a desire to investigate and understand what was happening to her own body. Her textile based hollow drawing sculptures explore disease through breast cancer.
Naseem uses a sewing machine as her drawing implement, she draws freehand, constantly moving the needle over her base medium of pliable water soluble glue. Each of the exhibits were placed on a black pedestal, in a darkened room, to create maximum effect of the lighting underneath them. The delicate nature of her stitching added a fragile dimension to the colour.
more pictures on her web site here. More information here. And more about the 20 21 exhibition here.
Thanks for popping in, enjoy your weekend, we'll catch up soon.