13 April - 11 May 2019, preview Saturday 13th April 3-5pm
Found fabrics form the basis of Auckland artist May Trubuhovich's practice of stitched 'graffiti'. Adding and embellishing the fabrics with her own subjective experience, May cleverly combines a sense of whimsy with visual narratives around the experience and treatment of anxiety and depression. The challenge of conjuring up something new from each printed fabric is always enjoyable. The sense of drama and narrative in her works hint at her background in film and animation. We are delighted to bring you this first show of May's work in our bulb gallery.
Please join us and May for the opening on Saturday 13th April from 3-5pm.
May is an Auckland-based artist using hand embroidery to create intricate textile works. She graduated with a BFA (Film) from Ilam School of Fine Arts, Christchurch, in 1992.
May’s practice is informed by her background in animation and illustration. Her short films of the 1990s, including the award-winning Feline, have been shown in art galleries and international film festivals here in NZ and around the globe.
May’s work ranges from the quirky and playful to the deeply introspective and psychologically-based. She considers both aspects to be equally important within her practice, much as in real life.
May first started learning embroidery techniques as a way to inject some fun into mending her children’s clothes. She soon found it to be an ideal art form to practise within family life, as it can be picked up and put away quickly, worked on almost anywhere, and doesn’t require a lot of space.