Oh Comely loves... Erin M Riley's tapestry

  Erin M. Riley,  Self Portrait 1

 Erin M. Riley, Self Portrait 1

 

Tapestry: Here & Now on display now at The Holburne Museum, Bath until 1 October 2017.  This exhibition features innovative and contemporary approaches to tapestry.

"My practice is informed by imagery that is shared and transferred online, through text, email and temporary mediums. Flirtations and intimate dialogues are informed by candid moments of deep intimacy and trust via the shared image. I use my own body as a commitment to my work to stay vulnerable and open. Self Portrait 1 is from a series of imagery that was sent via text in the beginnings of a courtship, this series is woven differently than my typical works as it combines tapestry techniques and "skill" to delineate hierarchy of content," says Erin of her work.

You can view Erin's work as part of Tapestry: Here & Now, an ambitious survey of contemporary tapestry. It's on show at the Holburne Museum, Bath until 1 October 2017. 

Exhibited artists: Valerie Kirk, Barbara Heller, Aino Kajaniemi, Akayo Matsumura, Misao Watanabe, Yasuko Fujino, Ai Ito, Saori Sakai, Rolands Krutovs, Kristin Sæterdal, Tonje Høydahl Sørli, Caron Penney, Fiona Rutherford, Sara Brennan, Jilly Edwards, Fiona Hutchinson, Joan Baxter, Pat Taylor, Philip Sanderson and Erin M Riley.