Opening on the 12th of never

Posted: April 5, 2020 in 2020, Creating, Exhibition, Gallery, Group Show
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In these unprecedented times when an exhibition is hung and a catalogue has been created but for the health of all no one can visit it. Please check out my body of work in the Traffic Jam Galleries catalogue.  https://www.trafficjamgalleries.com/Niki-McDonald

Amending Traditions is a body of work that pays respect to the tradition of needlepoint tapestry, it honors its process and considers its subject matter. Art reflects society and in the 19th century, tapestry affirmed rigidity and modesty. The role of the amended tapestry is to break the customary stereotypes by sassing up the traditional subject matter. Stitching and mending recontextualises and allows for autonomy and sustained self-expression.

Traditional tapestries are stitched and darned with contemporary urban themes and incorporate humor to show contrast.  Niki McDonald employs sub-culture slang and lyrics from popular songs to prompt the viewer to complete the line and relive a moment in time. By inviting the audience to connect their own experience with that of the subject in the tapestry she hopes to ignite impact.

Birds represent freedom, they have a higher perspective and a big picture view. In the series, Amending Traditions, the bird gives us insight into how the subject is feeling and what their challenge is.

TJG

I hope you enjoy the exhibition catalogue as much as I enjoyed creating and stitching it x

Comments
  1. Joy Barrow says:

    Tapestry Girl you have truly excelled. A beautiful exhibition. Truly awesome.

  2. suemaynes says:

    Niki – thank you for sending me your catalogue – I love this range of work! I hope the exhibition in isolation – was a huge success.

    Sue Maynes

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10

  3. Manish says:

    Online Handicraft Show

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