January 20 - July 25, 2019
Visual Arts Center | Corner Gallery
Step into a glowing field of color composed of thousands of embroidered flowers. Amanda McCavour is a Toronto-based artist who works with stitch to create large-scale embroidered installations. She is interested in thread’s assumed vulnerability, its ability to unravel and its strength when it is sewn together. Pink Field, Blue Fog transforms the Corner Gallery into a neon environment of flowers and floating clouds in a faux surreal landscape.
McCavour received her MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA in 2014, and has since exhibited her work throughout the United States and Canada. Recently, she has completed residencies at Harbourfront Centre’s Textile Studio in Toronto, at Maison des Metiers d’art de Quebec in Quebec City and the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture in Dawson City, Yukon. She has received many awards and scholarships from arts organizations, including The Canada Council for the Arts, The Handweavers and Spinners Guild of America, and The Embroiderers Guild of America.