Ptolemy Mann & Anna Glasbrook
Venue: Gloucester Cathedral,
Gloucester GL1 2LX
Dates: 27 October – 31 December 2012
PLUS: One Day Symposium Saturday 27 October
Stroud International Textiles are showcasing new work by textile artists and
designers PTOLEMY MANN and ANNA GLASBROOK in a fabulous new exhibition at Gloucester
Cathedral - THE ARCHITECTURE OF CLOTH, COLOUR & SPACE.
Colour saturated lengths of cloth wrap columns and Mann's wall based
hand dyed and woven textile artworks punctuate the cathedral space bringing a colourful softness and geometry to the viewer as they wander
through the space. Collaborative furniture pieces by Kristian Stringer and Marina Dragomirova sit on top of the flagstones alongside Mann's gem-coloured rugs celebrating the longstanding relationship between
ecclesiastical architecture and commissioned textiles and objects.
In the cloister grounds and hidden parts of the cathedral the architectural
textile artist Anna Glasbrook reveals her textile art pieces in the
Anna Glasbrook creates dynamic stitched architectural pieces
that vibrate with vivid colour and movement. Using brightly coloured
threads, she has developed an innovative and contemporary technique to
construct vibrant three-dimensional drawings in space.
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It was her determination to create space between the warps while weaving,
which led to Anna's unique way of working. Her inspiration always comes from
photographic images she takes while exploring the urban and rural
environment, translating contours, textures and colours into
three-dimensional pieces that investigate space and line.
'I like to play with perspective and perception of space, using lines as
markers of volume, constructing three dimensional 'drawings' that give the
impression of solidity and delicacy simultaneously'.
The gothic splendor of the cathedral is a dramatic background to the
vibrant and colourful textiles of these two inspiring, innovative and
successful contemporary artists.
Please note that the North Transept will be closed on 7th December, and the Slype will be closed from 17 December - 21st December.
The rest of the exhibition will still be open and can be enjoyed at these times.