Amanda McCavour: Day Dream
January 14 to February 20
With her large three-dimensional embroideries Amanda McCavour creates an immersive environment which combines dreams and memories including those of her childhood experience of a visit to Newfoundland. The embroideries--essentially three dimensional drawings—are delicate, dream-like objects that are both structurally sound but fragile in appearance.
Amanda McCavour received her BFA (Visual Arts) from York University, Toronto in 2007 and her MFA in Fibers and Material Studies from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in 2014. The artist has received many awards including from the Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and Canada Council. In 2014 she won the top award from Scythia 10: International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art, Kherson, Ukraine where she will be having a solo exhibition in May 2016. Since 2007 she has exhibited in numerous solo, two-person and group exhibitions across Canada, in the United States and in Europe. She has been selected as one of two artists for the Craft Residency in Gros Morne.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of Canada Council for the Arts.
Amanda McCavour, Living Room, 2010-11, thread/machine embroidery, 10 x 10 x 10'