Monday, January 02, 2012

Matthew Harris exhibition

I've blogged before about the work of Matthew Harris, an artist I find very inspiring. The Beetroot Tree gallery in Derbyshire is currently showing an exhibition of his recent work including textiles, prints, and mixed media studies, called Discordant Imperfection, and I went to see it today. No photography allowed but here is a video clip made by the gallery.

From his Artist's Statement: 

'I am not interested in 'perfect' textiles but rather in a cloth that is made imperfect as a result of tears, patches, darns and frayed edges. Held together with a utilitarian stitch, those random and chaotic interruptions in the pattern and surface of the cloth provide the impetus for my work.'

This is a wonderful collection, exhibited in a great space. The exhibition ends 8th January, go if you can.


  1. I came across your blog via Claire at Paint Drops Keep falling, I really like your stitched pieces and the lovely colours you get from the natural dyeing. I love Matthew Harris's work, up until recently there was a piece in the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester but I don't think it is there any more.

  2. gah! gutted the exhibition is so far away, i loooove his stuff too...

  3. oh how I love to be there!

  4. Matthew's work is so amazing. How lucky you are to see it in the flesh! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Anonymous7:08 PM

    I agree with Connie - I'd love to see his work for real.

  6. Thank you for sharing these works with us. It's necessary for people who live in places isolated from textile exhibitions, like me...


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