Wearing is Loving
Wearing is Loving presents select works from Sophie Nixon’s recent honours degree at Curtin University. In this body of work, worn and damaged garments of personal significance to Sophie are altered through the use of plants. Pressing and crushing flowers over tears, sprouting grass seeds through felt, encouraging roots to stitch together worn fabric. These garments are imagined as second skins or past selves, deliberately using plants as to create unconventional stitching and abstracted modes of repair. In Wearing is Loving, repair is not defined as a whole or ‘fixed’ outcome, rather, emphasis is placed on the embodied act of repairing.
Sophie Nixon is a early career artist, emerging curator and recent Honours (Fine Art) graduate living and working on Boorloo Boodja (Perth, Western Australia). Sophie works primarily with textiles to create gentle sculptures and installations. Currently, she is interested in worn and damaged textiles, searching for unconventional modes of mending and repair. Sophie has previously exhibited at Heathcote Gallery and Museum, the City of Perth’s James St Light Lockers, as well as co-curating a group show last year at Paper Mountain. Later this year Sophie will be exhibiting at Mundaring Arts Centre as part of a group show celebrating their 40th anniversary.
15 Quarry Street
6-9pm, Saturday 2 February, 2019