Is there a connection between pop culture and embroidery?
Can femininity interwoven with tradition and stereotypes transform itself into liberating, modern art?
Is a hand stitched type font capable of rewriting the effectiveness of typography?
“A Stitch in Time” changes the context, rekindles memories, and invites the audience to explore how traditional patterns can be juxtaposed with contemporary images. It travels back in time, links the present with the past, redefines values and resets emotions.
Kanella’s second solo exhibition features a non-traditional mix-and-match of embroidery techniques and materials. The artist’s experimental, humorous and pop art approach introduces a new way to appreciate needlework as paper, metal, paint, and ink make an unusual crossover to the world of embroidery.
Sun Kissed II / Embroidery on a painted metal sheet
Sun Kissed III / Embroidery on a painted metal sheet
Sun Kissed III / Detail / Embroidery on a painted metal sheet
Sun Kissed I / Water color and embroidery on canvas
Kama Fruta / Fried Eggs / Flip Flops / Pink Pong / Embroidery on canvas
Pink Pong / Embroidery on canvas
Knave and Queen of Hearts / Light Installation
Couples / Installation / Embroidery on silk screened paper
Couples / Detail from the installation / Embroidery on silk screened paper
MPOYM/ Embroidery on canvas
It's a Draw / Installation / Collage on paper, embroidery, projection
The installation was inspired by a game of chess that resulted in a draw between Garry Kasparov and 13-year-old Magnus Carlsen. Frames of princes and princesses are strategically positioned matching the final setup of the pawns. It is an artistic representation of the battle of the sexes, which very often has no winner or loser, as both sides could be losing or winning at the same time.
It's a Draw / Detail of the installation / Collage on paper, embroidery, projection
16 December 2016 -15 January 2017