Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Carole Sabiston at Winchester Modern

Carole Sabiston was born in Harrow, England, and in 1948 immigrated to Canada with her parents. The family took up residence in West Vancouver (1948-52) and then moved to Victoria. Sabiston has continued to live in Victoria except for intervals at UBC, London in Ontario, and Spain. 

In the late sixties Sabiston developed a singular technique of assembling textiles into striking panoplies of colour and form. Layering to achieve depth and reflection, and the reversal of diagonals to create a vigorous dynamic, brought new vibrancy to her work. Another significant breakthrough was her use, from 1979, of the industrial sewing machine.

The works in the Winchester Modern exhibition are abstract composites of tightly stitched black static lines off-set with dynamic vortices of found materials. Through their decorative and once-functional qualities, and occasionally through words on labels, these materials evoke aspects of culture – past and present.

Winchester Modern 758 Humboldt Street
March 8 – April 26, 2014
Opening reception:
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 2 – 4 pm

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