Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Prism

PRISM 2009
Headline: A Sense of the Moment
An Exhibition of Textile Art
3 - 7 March
Mall Galleries, The Mall, Trafalgar Square


Moments passing

Moments captured


Fragments of lives

For me the title encompassed everything that is transitory in life - we live now, in a moment and the past has gone and cannot be recaptured, tomorrow has yet to happen. Similarly, newspaper headlines seize the moment representing a snapshot of life.

My portraits are natural, impromptu snapshots of people going about their lives. Different people, different ages, different lives, moments captured against a backdrop of world events.


Taken from drawings made on trains, at airports, in waiting rooms and cafes I have translated them into stitch, free machined onto a background of sheer cotton, superimposed with newspaper headlines from the past couple of months.


Three panels, each approximately 1m x 35 cm

Private View is this evening


And I'm there all day on Friday, stewarding.


Do come and say hello!

31 comments:

  1. Very very lovely, well done.
    Wish I was closer, I would definately be there, maybe another time...

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  2. wow that is amazing Gina and very thought provoking.

    x

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  3. They remind me of Hockney's pen and ink drawings.

    I love how you've kept the spontaneous line of a sketch with the machine stitching.

    Hope the exhibition is a huge success.

    Celia
    x

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  4. These look very effective, Gina. Good luck with the exhibition to you and everyone. I had hoped to come down but won't be able to after all. Have a good day Friday.

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  5. Amazing work. I think that the text just showing through is magical.
    I hope that the exhibition is well received.

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  6. The panels are wonderful, good luck with the exhibition

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  7. Gina,they are wonderful,what a great idea.I wish I could come and see them,I'll just have to get all the details from my sister after she has been.
    Hope it all goes well.

    Judith.

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  8. This is such a clever idea and beautifully executed. Can I say 'hello' here? Inspite of all it's delights I have become too lazy to travel to London. Hope the exhibition is a great success, it usually is.

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  9. GINA!!!! THey are WONDERFUL, Amazing, so clever! This is proper art with stitches (as opposed to the exhibition i saw on the weekend). Breathtaking and awewome. I am amazed! You are so talented!!!! x

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  10. I've said it before, and I'll say it again - your free stitching is just so lovely. I have huge admiration for your talent (and for you as a person as well, actually). x

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  11. Wish I could go but work gets in the way, Good luck for the exhibition. Jane x

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  12. Your work looks great and I'm sure it will lok stunning in situ-as will you-naturally!

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  13. Gina, What wonderful wonderful work. I love the headlines showing through - super-imposed ...How in the world???
    I hope the show is super-successful. Your pieces are brilliant.

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  14. Wish I could visit, great stitching.x

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  15. I would love to come and see your work in situ at the exhibition, but I am working all week and at a workshop Saturday. It looks wonderful,I hope the exhibition goes well.

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  16. Very cool Gina! It took me halfway through the pictures to realize that they were stitched. Love the print with them too!

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  17. Your work looks as wonderful as ever. I am looking forward to Friday.

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  18. I would love to come and see this exhibition. These pieces are stunning.
    and its black, no sugar and I would love some cake!
    hope you are well and do brilliantly at the exhibition. x

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  19. These are fabulous Gina - I love the way the different portraits merge into eachother. I'd so love to come and see this - how very very exciting! Emma x

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  20. They are lovelly, I wish I could get up to London again this week to see them. Fantastic
    Kimx

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  21. Hi Gina
    I went to Prism today and wow!!!! what a surprise when was admiring your work and realised that i knew who you were from the blogs.
    Your pieces look wonderful, well done.

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  22. Thank you Gina, I am always very critical of my work and never think that it is good enough, so that is why I was chuffed.

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  23. Oh how lovely! You really are clever.

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  24. Wonderful work Gina! Love the background with the text showing through.

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  25. amazing ~ wonderful work would have loved to see it for real.

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  26. I was at the felt group yesterday with Fiona Rainford who was showing the Cd and I was delighted o name drop when i saw yours. I hadn't picked up that you were in the same exhibition. Congratulations.
    Hope Jersey is/was great.

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  27. Wonderfullly inspiring work. Well done Gina and so many of your fans obviously agree!

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