Arts Commons Presents
Location: The Ledge Gallery (+15 level of Centre Court)
Dates: March 5 - June 1, 2019
Artist Reception: Friday May 31st 7:00pm-10:00pm 2019
PANORAMADA fills The Ledge Gallery with colorful needleworks incorporating embroidery, appliqué, and repeating patterns. The natural and the digital collide in imagery of landscapes – made both by hand and with machine. PANORAMADA is an exhibition of embroidermation - combining both embroidery and animation in a dynamic arrangement of textiles. Embroidermation creates looping, revolving scenes of landscapes nodding towards the history of the panoramic vista.
Caitlin Thompson grew up in rural east-central Alberta and completed her BFA in Sculpture at Red Deer College and The Alberta College of Art + Design (2007). Caitlin moved to Montreal to pursue an MFA in Fibres and Material Practices from Concordia University (2015). She moved back to Alberta to complete the beneficial cycle of journeying and returning. While maintaining a studio practice, Caitlin also works as an arts educator and gallery preparator.
Caitlin has participated in artist residencies at The National Film Board, Est-Nord-Est, Struts Gallery, and the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation. Her work has been exhibited at The Esker Foundation (Calgary), Glenbow Museum (Calgary), Red Deer and District Museum, La Centrale (Montreal), dc3 Art Projects (Edmonton), and the Museo Textil de Oaxaca (Mexico). She is the recipient of several grants and has presented her research in fibres, fashion, embroidery, and animation in lectures, workshops, and conferences.
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