Images from my current exhibition at Recordatorio Rainha Santa Isabel/AfredoBastos, Rua Antonio Augusto Goncalves, 11-13 (junto ao Portugal dos Pequenitos) Santa Clara-Coimbra, Portugal
A mix of mostly new works from 2017/2018 and some older pieces that connect across the years I have practiced as a textile artist and more latterly a print maker.
The exhibition runs until end of February 2019. Open weekdays 10- 12.30 and 14 – 17.30pm. The museum is closed at the weekends.
The Recordatorio holds memories of Rainha Santa Isabel and the city of Coimbra where it is based. Recordatorio roughly translates into memories. A space with a real sense of history which felt totally right as a setting for my work, and where I could explore further the fragile, organic forms I make, thinking with my hands as the work progresses. What has always sustained my work is the balancing act between how ideas evolve through the close relationship between materials, manual construction techniques, concepts and creative thinking.
Ponto Smbra: Connecting Threads aims to create a narrative through the language of textiles and printmaking: transmitting ideas without telling the whole story adding a sense of intrigue and even loss of clear memory, tempting, always questioning and leading the viewer to fill in the gaps and to create their own story line which may or may not be the artist’s initial intention. Works with layers of meaning seemingly obscured by the ravages of time somewhat like an archaeological dig. Fleeting shadowy, images deliberately in and out of focus, faded colours, elongated and stretched as the light changes.
The following images are of older works from across the years making connections with my new pieces shown above.
Opening night of Ponto Sombra: Connetcing Threads November 2018 Coimbra, Portugal