In Blue Stitch, Sharon Jewell draws upon images and thoughts that have arisen randomly over time, and outside the more deliberate and purposeful concerns of a life. She transforms sketches and notations, assigning them a more thoughtful duration through the methodical process of hand stitching. The collection embraces the disjunctive workings of the imagination, in a curious host of tender, funny and mysterious moments, united in a consistent shade of pen-ink blue. The works find their own ways toward meaning, as they loosely reference each other, and invoke the viewer’s imagination to make what they will of the tenuous narratives.
SATURDAY 11 MARCH –
TUESDAY 9 MAY 2023
Floor Talk and Light Lunch:
12noon Thursday 16 March 2023
Image: Sharon Jewell, Egg (detail) 2021, blue thread hand stitched onto cotton homespun, 300 x 300mm. Courtesy of the artist.