MICHELLE KINGDOM : Dearer Than Truth

Without Question - 12” x 16”
Embroidery © Michelle Kingdom

The Stars Were Long Gone - 11” x 15”
Embroidery © Michelle Kingdom

Precisely Red - 12” square
Embroidery © Michelle Kingdom

Michelle Kingdom | Dearer Than Truth

"My work explores psychological landscapes, illuminating thoughts left unspoken. I create tiny worlds in thread to capture elusive yet persistent inner voices. Literary snippets, memories, personal mythologies, and art historical references inform the imagery; fused together, these influences explore relationships, domesticity and self-perception. Symbolism and allegory lay bare dynamics of aspiration and limitation, expectation and loss, belonging and alienation, truth and illusion."

"Decidedly small in scale, the scenes are densely embroidered into compressed compositions. While the work acknowledges the luster and lineage inherent in needlework, I use thread as a sketching tool in order to simultaneously honor and undermine this tradition. Beauty parallels melancholy, as conventional stitches acquiesce to the fragile and expressive.” – michellekingdom.com

Michelle Kingdom | Dearer Than Truth
Opening April 4th from 6-8pm
April 4 – May 13, 2018

Foley Gallery
59 Orchard St, NY NY
Foley Gallery is open Wed through Sat 11 – 5:30pm
and Sun from 12-5pm.

Also at showing at Foley Gallery
Utopia | Ina Jang

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