Made by Marion

Friday, June 20, 2014

Paddocks

These two quilts were chosen by the local paper as illustrations to the review of the exhibition written by their art critic, Sandy Pottinger. She wrote:

"Art Exhibitions, solo or shared, offer the viewer a particular take on the world.
Sometimes we relate to the work because it connecst with our own experience, but when it shows us a fresh  approach to the familiar, our interest is further captured. The Oakey Cultural Centre proved an ideal venue for the recent retrospective exhibition, "Recollections", the work of local  textile artist, Marion Curry.  The pieces, predominantly wall works, present cameos of life, but not necessarily in the literal pictorial sense.
Curry has recycled fabrics that have had a previous existence; clothing, blankets, and remnants given as small treasures, many collected over years of travel to distant and exotic places.
Some materials are rust-dyed, others are coloured by potions brewed from nature's leafy refuse, while some have a pristine crispness.  All have their own histories which Curry has incorporated into her own narrative, a response to the immediate world of her own backyard, or a telling comment on the wider environment.  Memory becomes a shared statement translated through texture, patter, colour, and thread."

1 Comments:

At 6:26 am, Blogger Sue Jurd said...

Really love the top paddock

 

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