Bonnell, M (2021) Imparaticci. Eagle Gallery EMH Arts, London, UK, 15 September – 8 October 2021.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Bonnell, M
Abstract: This solo exhibition focusses on a unique artist’s book that is a meditation on the craft of lace making. Inspired by research into the ‘white work’ embroidery collection held at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in NYC and the domestic lace samplers at the Museo del Merletto, Venice; the recent work combines pin-prick and pencil drawing, with tiny areas of collage, in addition to minutely detailed botanical studies. Bonnell’s motifs refer both to lace pattern templates that are pricked with intricate details taken from nature and the repetitive rhythms of stitching, reflected in the work as tiny pencil marks. Imparaticci alludes to a colloquial Italian term for ‘learning about’ (and sometimes mending), a domestic task. The durational activity – of the meticulous making and mending of lace – is conveyed by the frayed edges of the book’s pages that have been ‘repaired’ by tiny collage patches.
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Date: September 2021
Event Location: Eagle Gallery EMH Arts, London, UK

Exhibition contains works from 2017 to 2020.

Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
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Research Centres and Groups: Art Research Centre
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2020 01:29
Last Modified: 16 May 2022 12:16
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