'Yarn'

 

The primary material for the fourteenth show by the Dogma 19 Artists is knitting wool..

The exhibition opened online on 21 September 2022.

Joana Passos

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Joana Passos ‘Tie Me Up’ 2022. Knitting wool, ceramic box. 7cm x 7cm x 11cm (from open side).

'Tie Me Up'

 

I keep the main material of this exhibition - the knitting wool - in the ceramic box.  As if stuck and closed there. It is actually the material, the yarn that has the ability to close and open the box.

This piece is like a moment of opening or closing. This moment/action is frozen in time.  

Joana Passos '‘Tie Me Up’ 2022 c edit
Joana Passos '‘Tie Me Up’ 2022 c edit

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Joana Passos '‘Tie Me Up’ 2022 b edit

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Joana Passos '‘Tie Me Up’ 2022 c edit

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Claire Michel

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Claire Michel ‘Grandma telling a yarn about stereotypes.’ 2022. A3. Digital photograph.

‘Grandma telling a yarn about stereotypes.’

 

Here an elderly woman seems angry. She is in fact fighting against the stereotype that all knitters are grandmas - knitting is not just an old lady's hobby. 

She can no longer stand up to protest, but she hasn't given up the fight just yet.

Gail Theis

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Gail Theis ‘Roll On Spring’ 2022. Large wool cardigan and knitting wool on a domestic radiator. 60cm x 50cm.

‘Roll on Spring’.

 

If I complained I was cold as a child I was told to put on a jumper and in turn I told my children the same thing. Due to the current economic climate I decided to reverse the idea and dressed the cold radiator instead.

Hamish Pringle

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Hamish Pringle ‘Nuance’ 2022. Tin cans and black, white, and grey wool. Digital photo 19cm x 19xm.

'Nuance'

Communication is rarely clear.  Accents can be hard to decipher. Pronunciations may vary. Words carry different meanings.  There’s interference in transmission. What’s sent may not be received.

Nicola Siebert-Patel

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Nicola Siebert-Patel ‘Helpless’ 2022. Wool jumper and buoyancy aid. 46cm x 35cm x 17cm.

‘Helpless’

 

A warm wool jumper and a buoyancy aid are two items which could help to save our lives if cold or drowning.  Combined this object becomes impractical / useless.