'Fussy Cut' is a show of recent experimentations in optical illusionary and wacky patchwork, an exploration of quilting history, Bridget Riley's paintings and Hans Holbein the younger's painting 'The Ambassadors' (the one with the stretchy skull).
Made popular in the mid-1800s, fussy cutting is a patchworking gimmick where patterned fabric is cut intentionally to display a specific area of print and repeated to create a kaleidoscopic or reoccurring image. In using and abusing this technique I have been able to manipulate printed fabric to create an optical illusion that mimics anamorphosis (a distorted image that can be seen in its true form when viewed from an unusual vantage point).
Expect entopic phenomena galore and laffs-a-plenty as I pay homage to and subsequently disrespect centuries of quiltmaking and women's work!
Come pretend to enjoy/understand textile art, nod and smile politely as I talk all about quilting and needlecrafts for an evening. 27-29 Johnston St Collingwood, Thursday April 19th at 6pm. There'll be beers.