Progression | Rosemary Hurrell at Custom House Studios + Gallery


Progression | Rosemary Hurrell at Custom House Studios + Gallery Date/Time
Date(s) - 23/09/2021 - 17/10/2021

The Custom House Studios Gallery




Custom House Studios + Gallery are pleased to host “Progression” by Rosemary Hurrell.
Exhibition runs from Thursday, 23rd September until Sunday, 17th October 2021.

Artist Statement

My practice has evolved from a lifetime’s fascination with traditional embroidery. Employing a contemporary approach using free motion embroidery to construct 3 dimensional forms that focus on texture, colour and detail, inviting the viewer to engage and observe at close range.

Earlier work was influenced by an interest in the natural world, whereas current inspiration originated from patterns found in marquetry, contemporary architecture, and shapes found in our everyday environment.

The process is unique, continually evolving, creating a fine balance between lightness and movement, strength and delicacy. The use of thread on soluble film, enables the construction of geometric forms. The process involves numerous stages, and the sculptures composed of multiple pieces of free motion machine embroidery, sewn on soluble material, which are subsequently hand sewn, dissolved, handcrafted on wooden blocks and the final work constructed by hand sewing all components together.

‘Progression’ is a series of works that explores the construction of geometric shapes in varying sizes and proportion including height, depth and angles.
Exploring the optical illusion that variations in tone, texture, and shade create, questions our visual perception. The choice of colours and shapes have been largely influenced by the Covid 19 pandemic and is a response to mood and desire to establish routine.

Rosemary Hurrell

Originally from the West of England, Hurrell has lived in Co. Sligo, Ireland for 24 years. Hurrell graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at the Institute of Technology, Sligo in 2017. Her graduation show was favourably reviewed in Circa online magazine by Marianne O’Kane Boal (Art and Architecture Critic and Curator). She has established herself as a practising artist in Sligo. Her first solo exhibition “Echoes” was held at The Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo in Spring 2018 with subsequent exhibitions including solo, groupand selected both nationally and internationally, the most notable being FLUX exhibition at The National Army Museum, London, March 2019.

Her work has also been seen in exhibitions at The Greenwich Peninsula London, Ovalo Galeria de Arte Mexico City, Hyde Bridge Gallery Sligo, Solas Art Gallery Ballinamore and The Atrium Gallery Nazareth House Sligo.

Her work has been featured in the FLUX Review magazine (2nd edition), The Flux Review Online and The Flux Review Virtual Exhibition.


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