Common Space Gallery is proud to announce 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.”
Also opening at Art Gym Denver is Cornucopia X, a book arts exhibition curated by Alicia Bailey and juried by Marnie Powers-Torrey in the Art Gym Gallery, and Moonlight Insights, a new series of drawings by Eric L. Porter in the Common Space Gallery with opening receptions on Thursday, November 7 from 5 – 8PM.
The opening receptions are free and open to the public. Both exhibitions are also free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 9AM – 6PM. They will be on display from November 7 through November 29, 2019.