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Chazen Museum of Art | Suspended Landscapes Celebration
August 11, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Guests will have a chance to meet Amanda McCavour, and learn how the exhibition Suspended Landscapes came to be.
This event is free to attend & open to the public. Light appetizers will be provided.
About the exhibition: Amanda McCavour’s thread drawings fill the Elvehjem building’s Paige Court, depicting Wisconsin flora on a monumental scale. The work was commissioned to mark the building’s—and the museum’s—50th anniversary in 2020.
McCavour’s work is often described as drawing with thread. By sewing into fabric that dissolves in water, McCavour builds up stitched lines on a temporary surface. When the fabric is dissolved, the thread drawing holds together without a base. The crossing threads possess an unexpected strength that counters the appearance of fragility. To present these thread drawings on a monumental scale, McCavour has printed them on rolls of sheer fabric that hang from the fourth floor and terminate in Paige Court.
Suspended Landscapes will be on view in Paige Court until Sept. 11, 2022.