THE KEEPING OF RECORDS
Pam Lobb & Sarah Gaby-Trotz
Join Graven Feather and friends Thursday October 10th, 7-10 pm for a reception for The Keeping of Records, a combined show of work by Pam Lobb and Sarah Gaby-Trotz. The show will be up through the month of October.
Friends and colleagues in the world of textile arts, these two artists bring a number of unusual methods and materials into the gallery. Needle-felted food, large-scale wet-felted wall hangings and beautifully sculptural layered prints on textiles hang against the walls of the gallery, prompting a conversation about food, needlework and other cultural practices. Themes of lost histories, social connections and ties through tradition are present.
The show demonstrates the innovative nature of contemporary craftwork and its commentary on community and change. The Keeping of Records introduces two different perspectives through the re-visioning of technique and narrative in domestic traditions of craft and the cultural document.
Pam Lobb is a graduate of the University of Guelph in 2007. Initially interested in sculpture, her work in printmaking has become a strong element in a practice that references her rural Ontario roots. http://pamlobb.com/
Sarah Gaby-Trotz finished a Fibres program at the Haliburton School of the Arts in 2012, after receiving a BA from the University of Guelph. Her work in textiles is supported by extensive experience in food and community development. http://wishingtreefelt.com/home.html