After 50 years away from Goldsmiths University, textile artist and scholar Anne Morrell returns to the Constance Howard Gallery next week with a new exhibition, Anne Morrell – Chasing Tensions. This show emerges from a lifelong pursuit of stitch and textile.
Morrell’s mark-making is a product of research across Indian textiles and British embroidery, aiming to deconstruct preconceptions of stitch in cultural or institutional contexts. Curated by Yun Teng Seet, this show is the latest in light of previous shows in the UK, Poland, USA and Australia.
The way Morrell manipulates the cloth is inspired by the collision of various influences around her – from the undulating surface of the pond in her backyard, to drifting clouds and airplane trails in the sky, to the way the light changes in different environments, from harsh contrasts to diffused softness. Opening next Thursday and remaining on show until March, this exhibition is a must-see for any textile enthusiast in London.
Anne Morrell – Chasing Tensions, 24 January - 16 March 2018
Constance Howard Gallery, Goldsmiths, New Cross Road London, SE14 6AF