Amanda McCavour, Line: Drawn & Stitched
The Gallery at Penn College
Jan. 13, 2023 - Mar. 5, 2015
Amanda McCavour draws with thread, exploring the use of the sewn line in both 2-D wall pieces and 3-D installations. The stitch is used in her artwork to explore various concepts such as connections to home, the fibers of the body and more formal considerations of thread’s accumulative presence. McCavour is interested in thread’s assumed vulnerability, its ability to unravel, and its strength when it is sewn together. Katie Addleman, visual arts reporter for Elle Canada wrote, “Her thread drawings [are] so phenomenally intricate and unique that they inspire the slack-jawed reaction usually reserved for Damien Hirst’s preserved sheep.”
McCavour holds a BFA from York University, Toronto, and an MFA in Fibers & Material Studies from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She has participated in national and international exhibitions and has recently completed residencies at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto; Maison des Metiers D’art de Quebec, Quebec City; Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Yukon; and Arrowmont School of Crafts, Tennessee.