Town Hall Gallery is pleased to have Erin M Riley exhibit her amazing hand woven tapestries for the first time in Australia. Erin is based in Philadelphia USA and is currently doing a residency in Boston. You can see more of her works at www.erinmriley.com
She talks about the process of her tapestries...
"In most of my work I am finding images of strangers using Google Image search or Facebook, in order to find pictures of young adults in precarious situations. I am using imagery that I find to be shocking and excessive, that they might find to be temporary, fun and fleeting and weaving them into tapestries to solidify the event in yarn. I am remarking on the generation of excess by documenting images that are thought to be yesterday's dirty laundry but which might linger on the internet, or in the mind forever.
In the tapestries, the figures are faceless, a response to the methodology of finding these unknown people to me who then become the stars of the tapestries. "
Make sure you come in and see these tapestries as part of the Re-invent Re-interpret Re-make exhibition which ends on Saturday 28 August at 5pm.