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2 Oct 2007 – 7 Oct 2007

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starts 8pm

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Heartfelt is a group exhibition of artists who use traditional handicraft techniques or concepts in their art making practice. Paper cutting, needlepoint, appliqué, woodwork, screen printing, book binding, origami, collage, sewing are all represented in this selection of artists from the USA, Canada, Japan & the UK.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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NYC/Nova Scotia based artist Colleen Wolstenholme creates rigorously feminist art through a cultivation of traditional handicraft within high art techniques. The success of her large scale, super-real sculptures of pills taken by women brought her to international acclaim in the mid-90's. Her current works include needle points of large scale weaponry; cast metal net curtains created from miniature images of Posh Spice, lipstick, pills & other icons of female compliance.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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Tokyo artist Shin Tanaka uses origami techniques with bespoke designs to create small paper sculptures reflecting the iconography of contemporary video games, comics & graffiti. He opens his work up to a collaborative process, disseminating his blueprints on the web to artists & designers who print out & decorate the paper for him. He then exhibits the final work in galleries. <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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London's Cathy Ward & Eric Wright weave together concepts & techniques to create breathtaking installations that belie a complexity of influence. Their work features as metaphors primitive spiritualism, Germanic tourism & culture, the black arts, pop culture, biblical themes & more. Craft techniques & decorative practise proliferate in their work, underlining their love of the physical engagement with creation & their bewildering attention to detail.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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Also featured are NYC illustrator Ida Pearle, who creates glorious narrative pieces using paper cutting & collage. LA photographers Day 19 are exhibiting handmade photo books. London based photographers Pat Graham & Melanie Standage have teamed up with Wisconsin woodworker Ken Collins to create photo installation 'the Forest' using reclaimed wood for hand built frames that bring a tangible texture to the photographic work. NYC's Andrew Kuo presents paper cut artworks, Cynthia Connolly is showing her hand letter pressed photographic signs of signs. Pandora Vaughan is creating a custom range of silver pendants; part jewellery, part miniatures she continues her theme of Victorianesque works of fascination & amusement. LA' s Thomas Campbell is showing sewn works on paper, SF designer Dave King is producing a handmade box set of photos and more. Misaki Kawai will display her multi media sculptures and paintings. <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
As the nights grow long & the season of woolly socks is upon us, we celebrate the approach of winter with an exhibition of handicraft based art practise. You are most welcome.


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