22 October 19:00 & 23 October 10:00 | Admission Free (please book)
hand-Stitched Stories by Sabine Kaner - Exhibition Launch at Stapleford Granary
Launch event includes an an 'In Conversation' with Sabine Kaner and Stapleford Granary CEO Kate Romano (this takes place at c. 8pm on 22nd October and 11am on 23rd October)
Stapleford Granary is delighted to present hand-Stitched Stories, an exhibition of recent work by textile artist Sabine Kaner. Through collage, cloth and colour, this body of work - created in the past three years - is focused around the artist’s lived experiences, as part of a minority group living in the UK. Each piece on display works both independently as a self-contained whole, but also as part of a series, building to tell a story of her personal journey of self-expression.
Sabine Kaner grew up in London in the 1960s and 1970s in a mixed-race family, her mother German and her father - a member of the Windrush Generation - Jamaican. Art - 'drawing, colouring, making stuff out of any thing I could find” - was an important part of Kaner’s early life, and she went on to study in Manchester and at Saint Martins and the Central School of Art in London.
Her work comprises multiple layers, both literal and symbolic, drawing on her layers of experience. The starting point for the textiles’ rich materiality is often a piece of fabric to which Kaner feels an emotional connection. Repurposed cloth is deconstructed, reworked and layered and subject to various techniques such as appliqué, printmaking, painting and hand stitch to create “landscapes of the mind”, and to pose questions of identity and the human condition. Kaner’s use of hand stitch follows a long tradition of sewing by hand, passed down by her mother and grandmother. Sabine often uses donated clothing from family and friends, charity shop finds and locally sourced felt to create her startlingly rich and vibrant works.
You are warmly invited to join us for the exhibition launch of hand-Stitched Stories and the opportunity to meet Sabine and hear her talk about her art. The exhibition also includes pieces of furniture made by Sabine's husband, Professor Jake Kaner, Associate Dean of Research at the School of Art and Design, Nottingham Trent University. There will also be items available for purchase as part of the exhibition.
Please note that this event is held with a REDUCED-CAPACITY audience. This is in line with our other September and October events.
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The exhibition runs from 22 October 2021 – 21st January 2022 at Stapleford Granary
Sabine Kaner: Decorating the cuts, 2019, 47 x 47 cms, Hand stitch, Threads, Felt, Repurposed clothing