Resurface aims to revisit a theme that the artist worked extensively in during the years of 2000-2015, relating to microscopic images of plants. This was a series of a dozen or more fabric paintings on biological topics, some from microscopic views. These paintings on fabric were embellished with embroidery, and used a variety of mediums, textile paints, inks, crayons and resist areas. They explored natural objects, in an intense, colourful focus. For this exhibition the artist returns to and expands on this theme, with close-up details of organic structures, plants and forms. The exhibition includes pieces from 2000-2015 as well as a body of new work where the artist has revisited mutli-media processes to explore the theme more deeply.
About the Artist
Deborah Stockdale is a textile artist, working in many forms of textiles and related fine art practices (painting and collage). Her work has been exhibited in Donegal at the RCC, and the Abbey Centre, in Derry at the Tower Museum, the Guildhall, the VAC, in Belfast at the Ulster Museum, the Linen Hall and in various venues internationally. Stockdale’s work is in private and public collections including Derry City Museum, Donegal County Council, and for the World Council of Churches in Switzerland. She is a creative and technical associate of Conflict Textiles, N.I., as part of the University of Ulster, which is an international collection of textiles dealing with human rights issues and conflict.