Approved: 31.07.2012

Gavin Fry

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Approved: 31.07.2012

I make embroidery that is physically substantial, objects built by layers of stitch, making forms that refuse to settle. By manipulating unorthodox materials but using traditional techniques I leave an uneasiness within the work. In this way my work may be placed within a traditional of process art, particularly as objects that contain evidence of their own construction.
I want to create objects that

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  • Location: Brighton, South East
 

Biography

I make embroidery that is physically substantial, objects built by layers of stitch, making forms that refuse to settle. By manipulating unorthodox materials but using traditional techniques I leave an uneasiness within the work. In this way my work may be placed within a traditional of process art, particularly as objects that contain evidence of their own construction. I want to create objects that hit just beyond verbalisation, to make things so eccentric and awkward they look like nothing else, with palimpsest-like layers and a resultant built-up density that give a sense of time - the timeliness of the processes of making and embroidery.

CV & Education

Group exhibitions 2012 - Beneath the Covers, Maggs & Bros, Antiquarian Bookshop, Berkley Square, London 2012 - Unravelling the National Trust, Nymans House and Gardens, Handcross, East Sussex 2010 - Men of Cloth, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Manchester 2010 - Unravelled, Preston Manor, Brighton 2009 - Creative Dialogues, Practical Study Group, Bankfield Gallery, Bankfield, Halifax 2004 - Love For Sale, Southbank Gallery, London