Stories We Tell Ourselves, 541 Art Space, 2018
31.08.18 to 22.09.18
Level 1, 541 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
31 August to 22 September 2018
Stories We Tell Ourselves – memory and textiles
This body of work examines the relationship between worn and discarded textiles, their emotional associations with memory, and the narratives they generate. Each piece represents a unique story, imperfectly remembered, translated into ‘pictures’ of moments in time, and readings of relationships.
The interior of a garment holds the intimacy of the individual who wore it. Stains, fading, holes…the poetry of decay: all are important in my contemplation of memory. The mark of the hand and the imperfections of being human are central to my creative practice.
Photographs: John McRae