Richard McVetis, Robert Dean, Julie French, Alison Holt and Lucie Feighan are part of a new generation of artists that are enabling embroidery to transcend its domesticity into the fine arts.
The exploration of fine needlework and an ability to master the medium of embroidery, be it running, back, blanket or cross stitch is the core thread of this exhibition. It is this inclusion of craftsmanship and the legacy of embroidery examined in Rozsika Parker’s iconic book, The Subversive Stitch, that led to the title of the show, Stitch.
Gallery owner Daniel Levy adds that this exhibition “is original for many reasons and we hope the works shine through, especially bearing in mind the scarcity of embroidery-based exhibitions in London. There is a certain enamour about using traditional techniques in Art and reinterpreting them in a contemporary setting. This is what Stitch fundamentally explores.”