October 21, 2020
A scarf can be many powerful things — an object of protection or ritual, a signalling device, an expression of beauty, a statement of purpose or that of resistance.
‘Sovereign/ties’ is a collection of Habotai silk scarves that serve as resonant tactile pieces of wisdom shared through the artful practice of each distinct maker. The title image by Sarah Foelske reminds us to just keep going, keep making, keep looking for the beautiful things that come of this time.
The Lyceum’s Artist in Residence, Marina Dempster, has curated a series of made-to-order silk scarves. This collective effort, which includes 21 female artists and makers, is a response to her intuition that the artistic impulse was advanced during lockdown. As the world paused, makers persisted and the resulting transformations serve as a reminder of the healing nature of artistic endeavour.
In addition to artwork from the shows, you can purchase Sovereign/ties silk scarves for a pre-order price of $220 until Thursday, October 22nd. They will be custom made and lovingly packaged in time for pickup at the group show in The Lyceum Gallery November 26- December 2nd. A limited series will also be available for purchase at that time for $250 each.
Jen Arron @jenarron.studio
Patricia Aziz @aziz.patricia
Marina Dempster @marinadempsterstudio
Julie Fader @juliefaderpaintings
Deborah Farquharson @debfarqart
Tanya Fenkell @tanyafenkellart
Sarah Foelske @makenicedesign
Christina Gapic @christinagapicphotography
Melanie Gordon @melaniegordonphotography
Danijela Gorley @danijelagorley
Jocelyn Hirtes @floriferous_office
Lindsi Hollend @lindsibeth
Nicole Kagan @nicolekagan_art
Kathy Kranias @kathykranias
Kara McIntosh @karamcintoshstudio
Christine Nnawuchi @nawuchi
Simone North @mostlymindfulmotherhood
Laura Jane Petelko @laurajanepetelko
Johanna Reynolds @johanna_reynolds
Holly Venable @intimationsoftime
Sara Wood @smockcafe