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Amanda McCavour: Inside/Out

September 11 to December 31, 2015

Toronto-based artist Amanda McCavour documents the world around her by drawing with thread.  She suspends thread drawings of domestic objects and organic forms from the ceiling. The resulting installation is light yet feels solid, evoking both the ethereal and profound nature of memory.  McCavour has developed a unique artistic process. She sews into water-soluble material, layering the stitched lines so these thread drawings remain intact when the material dissolves. Two of McCavour’s imaginative installations will transform MOCA's galleries, inviting visitors to recall their own memories of home, place and time.

About the Artist:

Amanda McCavour holds a BFA in Visual Arts Studio from York University in Toronto, ON and an MFA in Fibers and Material Studies from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. She has exhibited nationally and internationally. McCavour has received numerous grants and awards including the Ontario Society of Artists, The Embroiderers Guild of America and The Surface Design Association. McCavour has completed residencies at Harbourfront Centre’s Textile Studio in Toronto, at Maison des Metiers D’art de Quebec in Quebec City, at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture in Dawson City, Yukon. 

Organized by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. Curated by Alison Byrne, Director of Exhibitions and Education. 

Special thanks to the Virginia Beach Beacon for this Artist interview.  



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