Victoria Carley is a Toronto Landscape Architect and textile artist. In contrast to her professional work, which is at the scale of acres, Victoria finds the assembly of small pieces and the detailed surface work allows introspection to explore composition and emotion. Victoria Carley is represented by David Kaye Gallery.
Digital cameras and phones allow me to record everything I see. Without a photograph can I believe what I saw? Some events are so sudden, so spectacular we can miss the moment of digitally recording the event and must rely on our memory. Which is more accurate? Which is the truth? We Saw It That Night is an investigation of the moment of seeing and remembering and believing. I created this large work by piecing together small sections of fabrics of varying weights and textures creating a visually pixilated field. The hand over stitching enhances the texture and narrative and overlays the mechanically sewn body of the work with the human delicacy of embroidery. I endeavor to convey the emotion of seeing a remarkable sight. It is how the heart remembers, not how the camera records.
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.