Tue March 5 - Sat June 1, 2019

Arts Commons Presents
Ledge Gallery

Caitlin Thompson

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

Cloth, as a surface, acts as a protective shell between the body and the elements. Cloth can also be a vessel, holding information and identity. Using capes and sculptural vessels, Panoramada will fill The Ledge Gallery with colorful, needleworked images of pastoral chaos. Expanding on my exploration into embroidermation, animated embroideries will create looping, revolving scenes of landscapes nodding towards the history of the panoramic vista. Disruptions in surface will be explored – mountain ranges breaking up the landscape, glitches morphing digital pixels, patchwork appliqué and stitches visible from both sides of the fabric – revealing what’s beneath the surface.

Artist Biographies

Alberta-born artist Caitlin Thompson received her BFA Transfer Diploma from Red Deer College (2005) and completed her BFA in Sculpture at The Alberta College of Art + Design (2007). In 2009, Caitlin moved to Quebec where she participated in programs at The National Film Board and Est-Nord-Est, exhibited at La Centrale, and completed 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. Exhibited at The Esker Foundation, ODD Gallery, Glenbow Museum, and The Red Deer Museum, Caitlin has also presented her fashion and material history research, Dandy Lines, at the Dressing Global Bodies conference.