Home Away From Home

Amanda McCavour

February 24th to March 31st 2012

exhibition from February 24th to March 31st

This exhibition is sponsored by par Castellan James + Partners Architects.

«In my work, I use a sewing machine to create thread drawings and installations by sewing into a fabric that dissolves in water. This fabric makes it possible for me to build up the thread so that when the fabric has dissolved, the image can hold together without a base. I am interested in the vulnerability of thread, its ability to unravel, and its strength when it is sewn together.»

With the life-size installation Home Away From Home, McCavour has recreated a living room space from a previous apartment. The hanging thread renderings of her furniture and belongings are layered in the gallery space as if in a new home. Part shrine or monument, the thread drawings remain as a trace, a recorded tribute to a room that once existed.

Amanda McCavour has a BFA from York University in Toronto. She has participated in residencies and presented her work on numerous occasions in Toronto.

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