January 10 - February 14, 2020
Reception: Friday, January 17, 5-7 PM
Kathryn Lollar has always been drawn to things that are a contradiction in themselves, that make her feel two conflicting feelings at once. Slow, sad sounding songs about the joy of falling in love, or dark, moody movies that make her laugh. With her art, she takes a medium that is typically thought of as delicate, feminine and “safe”, and portray things that are grotesque, taboo, or tongue in cheek. She makes her own patterns from ideas she finds compelling, or draw from her own photographs, then stitch the image onto fabric by hand. She usually leaves the finished piece in the embroidery hoop to further accentuate the medium. Most people associate embroidery hoops with grandmothers stitching images for baby quilts, and she want to break that association while calling attention to it. She seeks to pay homage to the craft while turning it into something that may make the viewer laugh or feel a little uncomfortable.
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