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Opening Reception – Ink and Thread
November 7, 2019
Common Space Gallery presents Ink and Thread, an exhibition of embroidered relief prints by Sarah Derosier. The exhibition will be open from November 7 – November 29. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, November 7, from 5-8 PM.
Sarah Derosier’s newest series Ink and Thread combines embroidery with linocut relief prints, using the strengths of both mediums to counter each other. The flatness of the relief prints is contrasted with the dimensionality of the overlapping embroidery, causing a push/pull action in the compositions. The prints focus on the figure, referencing the identity of the artist. They are presented in their embroidery hoops, highlighting the raw materiality of the figure and how we view ourselves. Derosier explains in her artist statement:
“As an artist, I find myself drawn to explorations of identity and the intersections found therein. I am inspired by artists such as Kiki Smith, Janine Antoni, and Frida Kahlo. I prefer to keep my pieces small, encouraging a personal experience, as I explore my own inner world tracing the overlapping paths of personal identity, experience, and interpretations of the outside world.”