Friday, October 17, 2014

An exhibition st Mobilia Gallery

Time to update on what's been happening at Seed.Art.Lab Studio.

After the May Plantbank residency 2014 seems to have flown. From late June to late August considerable hours were dedicated to painting three large works for a Textiles exhibition currently being held in the US, at Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

During the painting phase I updated often on Instagram and FB page... and below are images of the works which have been professionally photographed and are now available as Limited Edition Archival prints. Enquiries here ... I'll add a link when formal online sales are organised.

 The show opened October 10th but a formal reception is being held Saturday week.. see here:

 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
 RSVP 617-876-2109 or 

Text from my website:

The series, approx, 1 m x 2 m, is painted in acrylic and pigmented ink on-stretched Linen, featuring frayed edges, and stitched with Irish linen thread. A May residency earlier this year (tab: 2014) at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mt Annan 's new seed research facility PLANTBANK presented a huge array of Australian species, seed collections and related material which was important fresh inspiration for this artwork in addition to the body of material on Seeds gathered over the last 5 years. 

The motifs in these works are abstractions of seed forms, drawn from pods, seed capsules, seeds themselves, and also in the case of the third work, from the motifs that the artist became familiar with many years ago when looking into the symbolic language of diverse ancient and indigenous cultures. A statement which puts this work in perspective can be read here.

'Antipodean Inheritance I'      1m x 2m

'Antipodean Inheritance II'     1m x 2m

'Homage to our common inheritance'      1m x 2m

This week I've spent on residency in Brisbane at Food Connect but I'll update that at my Homage to the Seed blog tonight. So check in soon.


Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Wow Sophie these are beautiful! I left you a comment on your last post recently to inquire about this show. I so wish I could be in Boston now in order to see it. Best wishes & congratulations!!!

Sophie Munns said...

Thankyou so much Sally.

I did read and really appreciate your previous comment ... you've been very busy moving and resettling... hope you are over the worst of it.

I've had some lovely feedback re the work in Boston and heard from a few people who said the gallery was in their old neighbourhood.

I'll pop over and say hello at your blog... otherwise you won't get this message!
S x

Roberta said...

Oh my goodness Sophie! I live across the river from Cambridge! I am going!

Sophie Munns said...

I'm thrilled you will visit Roberta... how amazing the coincidence of you living not far from there.

My sense of who and where blogger friends live is mostly very poor. I had to look up a map to see if Boston was north or south of NY!

So I shall be delighted to hear your take on this textile show... quite a number of artists are showing.


Sharmon Davidson said...

Wow, Sophie, these are really striking pieces! Congratulations on the show!

Mlle Paradis said...

Congratulations - love these! We are sharing a beige moment, it seems. xoxo

Sophie Munns said...

Warm thanks Sharmon.
Just wish it was closer... hope you are going well!

Sophie Munns said...

Thank you Mlle P ...

yes...very beige, linen, natural look...

... its been way to long... Ill have to visit and say hello!

S xo

Caterina Giglio said...

just magnificent... you are so productive.. hope all is well for you! xox

♥ tinyWOOLF ♥ said...

i'm loving these tableaus, sophie, you totally industrious woman! glad to pop back here and see what you're up to. goodies! n♥