Edgework/Pattern: An Exhibition of Prints on Handmade Paper by Jenna Richards
In the Lou Tate Gallery...Jenna Richards Aug 26 - Oct 21
edgework/pattern: an exhibition of prints on handmade paper
These two series are presented in tandem, edgework is a series of original works by Richards while pattern is a series that draws inspiration from Lou Tate’s drafts, drafting style, drawing, and linework.
All edgeworks are made from handmade paper that is 100% recycled pulp, made from personal belongings, CNC stamp on handmade paper, glitter ink, lasercut stencil used to apply holographic heat foil, emboss of cnc stamp, CNC cut wood frame (purpleheart or red cedar). In these works, two primary patterns remain constant: tessellated pyramids and twisted stitch. The tessellated pyramids began as a 3D steel ‘room corner’. Twisted stitch pattern is a technically incorrect knit stitch, embracing the incorrect way Richards initially learned to knit. Pattern is used here as a homonym meaning a collection of shapes repeated on a surface, and as a guide, instruction, or blueprint for creating 3D forms from sewing patterns to building schematics. Form is repeated over and over.
pattern is a series of prints created from linoleum stamps, lasercut from Lou Tate's weaving drafts.
The archives are cool from tree shade on Kenwood Hill, even in the summer heat. This summer as the Artist in Residence, I surveyed the Little Loomhouse archives to research Lou Tate’s weaving drafts in order to digitize and carve them into stamps. We also held two lovely workshops: papermaking with 3D printed mould and deckle, and stamping Lou’s lasercut patterns. As a result, I present this exhibition. -Jenna Richards
Opening Reception, Free and Open to the Public, Saturday, Sept 16, 2pm-4pm