Cottleston Gallery is proud to present 'Daily Voices', 8 - 21 November 2016
Viv Davy has woven, both literally and metaphorically, her (and, by extension, our), mundane tasks, everyday words and thoughts into tangible art objects. In her studio using weaving, stitching and other fibre techniques Viv has been creating diaristic works that range from miniature tapestries to large installation pieces.
In recognition of her extraordinary art preparation, she has recently received the AUT University Dean's Award for Excellence in Research.
The materials she uses include silk, cotton, handmade papers, bandages, wax, and recycled fabrics, often dyed with natural sources like fennel and pohutakawa.
The results are intellectually and texturally complex, and reflect not only the diverse materials and methods but also her personal and historically-based narratives. The viewer is drawn into the works to engage with the careful attention to detail that informs the pieces.
Viv Davy has been creating fibre art for over 40 years. Based in Opunake, she has a Master of Art and Design and her most recent exhibition was as part of the 2016 Taranaki Arts Trail. She also has work concurrently showing in the prestigious event 'World of Threads Festival' in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
You are cordially invited to view Viv's textile art at her solo exhibition “Daily Voices”, The Cottleston Gallery Tauranga (128 Oropi Road, Greerton).
Viv Davy's website: http://silktangles.blogspot.co.nz/