05 Jan Out of the Fold
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S.A.C. in collaboration with Rosewood Bangkok
OUT OF THE FOLD
a solo exhibition by
during 7 January – 31 March 2020
at Rosewood Bangkok Hotel
In today’s rapidly changing and seemingly chaotic world, there are countless technologies and tools that help facilitate every aspect of our lives. Our existence and footprints are so greatly transmitted through the digital world that sometimes we may see technology as a principle of living. A famous proverb from the Native American Lakota tribe says “When a man moves away form nature, his heart becomes hard”. This saying holds relevance in today’s world where humans tremendously rely on technology until we forget that we are a product of nature, and to create with our hands is the nature of being human.
Kanchalee Ngamdamronk is an artist who has a background in textiles and a tremendous appreciation for the process of weaving. She views the act of using both hands and yarns as tools to create body of works as an abstract language in its own right. The design process of hand weaving is complex. It requires meticulous planning, calculations, repetition, time and patience. The orderly nature of weaving is a way of navigating and balancing out chaotic thoughts and emotions that constantly arise from living in a fast-paced and turbulent society while reconnecting with her own human nature. Although highly systematic, there are infinite possibilities in creating using this craft. In this regard, the artist has adopted the concept and process of weaving, both technically and abstractly, as the main inspiration of her textile works.
Out of the Fold is an exhibition of textile art pieces created using techniques of stitching, folding, tie-dyeing and patchworking. Taking inspiration from simple geometric lines and shapes that arise from her weaving background and distinctive shibori work, the artist utilized traditional stitch-resist techniques to push the technical boundaries of traditional textiles and created a body of distinctively complex works which tear away from conventional tie-dye textiles. The abstract language conveyed through the patterns, natural colours, embroidered lines and threads that hold the shape of the fabrics and three-dimensional qualities of the works invites the viewers to observe both the results and the process while being mindful of the significance of work crafted by human hands and the human qualities in the modern world.
The exhibition is on display from 7 January – 31 March 2020 at Art Connection (BTS Ploenchit Exit 1), 3rd floor, Rosewood Bangkok Hotel, Ploenchit Rd., Bangkok. More inquiries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. +662 662 0299, +662 258 5580 ext. 401.
About the Artist
Kanchalee Ngamdamronk graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Chelsea College of Arts (University of the Arts London) in Textile Design with a specialisation in weaving. She vaious experience in designing textiles for interior and fashion worlds both in Thailand and abroad. In 2014 she took a workshop in Japan for shibori and indigo dyeing. She moved from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 2016 and co-founded Slowstitch Studio, a studio that designs and produces unique textiles with the emphasis on the value of craftsmanship using natural materials and botanical dyes.