Embroidered Truths I: your absence is felt more than your presence
Embroidered Truths II: ( ) good enough
Using plain calico with matching thread to leave an almost invisible 'trace' of experience transformed to object.
"Embroidered Truths" were selected as part of group exhibition
"Loss & Lucidity (The Lost & Found) is an exhibition of contemporary artwork investigating the misplaced, the missed and the mended. Curated by Diana Ali (UK) in collaboration with Santa Ana College Art Gallery and Director, Phil Marquez (US). For Mr. Moboshir Ali.
The exhibition explores what it is to lose something, someone, some direction and some sense of self. But is it so bad to be a flaneur, flaneuse, in wanderlust, in terra incognita, a nomad, a shaman, a drifter?
A fantastic array of international artists come together in one space to find lucidity in that loss. Through various retrieval methodologies the artists explore navigational strategies, emotional celibacy, memories, reinvention, survival skills and escapism. Work exhibited include film, animation, photography, installations, drawings, paintings and sculpture to keep hold of old ties, retrace steps and to experience the joy of retrieval.
The exhibition asks the audience how we find clarity and closure when the subject has ceased. It allows the artists to answer how the unforeseen is evitable not calculated or measured because ultimately our possessions may have disappeared but we are still here."