Miriam Grenville graduated from OCA with honours in Textile Design. She has worked in the wallcovering industry, while also pursuing an artistic practice. In 2004 she began experimenting with large format digital print. Her work has recently been shown at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, and featured in many publications.
My work addresses narratives of connection. Sometimes between mother and child, sometimes between art and money. This time the connection is between the analog past and the digital present.
For Hard Twist 9, I am proposing a series of small digital prints, deconstructed both pristinely and chaotically. Beginning with images of old Canada Post stamps to represent a time when communication unfolded slowly and answers were not instantaneous, the images will be manipulated by the investment of time through the intensive and laborious technique of pulled thread. In contrast to this time-consuming technique, the stamp images are printed using a digital printer, where the timeline from concept to output is compressed in much the same way that communication by email is compressed.
I’m interested in the emotions and memories that the old stamps will trigger, and in the way the viewer constructs their own narrative around my work.
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.