Born in Summerside, PEI, Nancy D. Cole is a professional textile artist and fourth generation quilter. Her work deals with social themes with a strong narrative base. Her practice has evolved from traditional quilting to contemporary and concept-based art pieces. She has received several grants and has exhibited internationally.
Storytelling is a vital part of our existence and instrumental to our well being. As a contemporary textile artist, my vision is to grab that fleeting moment between the teller and listener. Broken Needles presents one story, based on the early days at CJRW radio, a small, family run Summerside station that was an integral part of daily life for over 100 years. The work consists of five, equal sized, 7’x5’ gesture portraits of the story teller, free motion machine sewn on black fiberglass mesh with black thread and hung independently, one behind each other creating a pseudo-holographic, 3-D effect. The accompanying QR-Code activates the audio for the story as told by the story teller.
Co-Curated by Helena Frei & Chris Mitchell Hard Twist 9 Fibre Optics – Textiles in the Digital Age plugs into the juncture where textile connects with computer technology and exposes how the digital touches cloth. On view August 28 to December 28, 2014 on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Hotel.