May 20th- July 10th, 2016
Chung-Im Kim & Pam Lobb
In the work of Chung-Im Kim and Pam Lobb the materiality of our everyday surroundings is confronted, both in its making and in its textural expression.
Chung-Im Kim screen-prints, stitches and contorts industrial felt into grid-like patterns that curve in organic architectural formations, echoing 3D topographical maps. Bright reds and strong graphics punctuate the neutral colours. Dangling threads whisper the beauty of the handmade and underscore Kim’s delicate balance between tradition and technology.
Pam Lobb’s sculptural paper and lace constructions recognize the social context and creativity of women’s work in rural Ontario. The delicate and whimsical objects are overlaid with embroidery that highlight sections of the crocheted patterns and insert motifs from porcelain china. The pieces embody a feminine history and point to the possibilities of creating new narratives.
- Ilse Gassinger, Curator