Thought Threads is a group exhibition of textile-based works by artists Nour Jaouda, Emily Moore and Gal Leshem. The exhibition proposes a dialogue around the artists’ shared focus on materiality and the tactility of fabric as means to approach a diverse set of concerns including cultural identity and notions of belonging.
Nour Jaouda is a Cairo/London-based Libyan artist currently studying MA Painting at the Royal College of Art, London. Jaouda explores through painting, textile design and installation issues of cultural mobility and displacement in the context of Egypt’s cultural landscape. Recent group exhibitions include Snapshot at Hockney Gallery (London, 2020) PLOP End of Residency Show at PLOP (London, 2019), and A Liminal Object at Numeroventi (Florence, 2019).
Gal Leshem is a London-based Israeli artist currently studying MA Fine Art at the Slade School of Art, London. Leshem’s work questions the significance of history and collective memory within the construction of national identities, exploring tensions between the errand quality of culture and identity, as opposed to the notion of territorialized belonging. Recent group exhibitions include The Subversive Stitch at TJ Boulting (London, 2019), Now You See It, Now You Don’t at Wesserhale, (Berlin, 2019), Bodily Encounters at APT gallery (London, 2018), and Bloomberg New Contemporaries at Block 336 (London, 2018) and BALTIC (Newcastle, 2017).
Emily Moore is a London-based artist who recently graduated from MA Painting at the Royal College of Art, London. Moore’s practice explores her own term ‘wildness’ in contemporary painting, adopting an approach to the studio similar to that of a natural untamed landscape. Recent group exhibitions include Tomorrow: London at White Cube Gallery (London, 2020), London Grads Now at Saatchi Gallery (London, 2020), Final not Over (Open Fields) at Unit 1 Gallery (London, 2020), Without a Painter at The Fitzrovia Gallery (London, 2020), and Snapshot at Hockney Gallery (London, 2020).