Whitworth Gallery - Cornelia Parker "Opposites" Commission
Cornelia Parker at the Whitworth Gallery, 14th February - 31st May
Saturday 14th February sees the opening of a new exhibition of British artist Cornelia Parker’s work, which includes a large new work commissioned from Fine Cell Work. The work consists of a series of embroidered wallhangings on the theme of “Opposites”, with the pieces embroidered on both sides, showcasing both the back and the front of our stitchers’ work. Definitions of opposing concepts are stitched onto each side of the fabric, with the front reading backwards and the back reading forwards. These works offer a fascinating glimpse into the process of embroidery and a break with convention, not only by revealing the back of the work, but by inviting the viewer to read the definitions from the back. This has been an extremely exciting project for FCW, and our stitchers have taken great pride in the pieces they have stitched.
The exhibition runs at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester until 31st May 2015; admission free.