Thursday, 27 August 2009
Lou Trigg is a mixed media artist whose work is primarily sewn, embroidered and installation based. She has also written a book of intimate poetry.
Her primary focus is on the invisibility of women in their 50’s. Cosmetic surgery has become the norm and is seen in a similar light to changing hair colour or buying a new dress. Looking good equates to looking young. Women over 50 are not allowed to look their age - as if ageing itself is a disease and, unless their faces have been stretched to appear expressionless, women ‘of a certain age’ simply become invisible.
Her MA exhibition at Brighton University in 2008 depicted over 30 stitched scenes from her childhood together with a 4 minute animation of the work: www.blip.tv/file/1260753
In May 2009 at the Brighton Open House exhibition, she exhibited some embroidered “stitchures” from her series entitled “Tragic Women” together with a dressing table installation depicting a vast array of original cosmetics from the 1950’s and 60’s showing the efforts made by an older woman to “keep young and beautiful”
Her recent stitched ‘Dating Profiles’ are an amusing, if not somewhat worrying, look at how men present themselves on internet dating sites.
Lou has been invited to exhibit at the Brighton Art Fair in October 2009 and her entire works will then be available as a complete collection for exhibiting further afield.
Lou is about to start her second MA in Gender and Media which will further inform her sewn work.
If you would like more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
My studio practices involve labor-intensive techniques that force me to work slowly, meticulously, and daily on my work. The finished work becomes a map of my daily life through the slow stitching of images and words. By using found, used linens that have been hand made by a women of the past I am able to connect my everyday experience with that of my heritage. I pay homage to the women that have come before me and connect to the lineage that I have with them in the domestic, everyday sphere of life.
Frou Frou is a beautifully styled clothing boutique in Weston-super-Mare. During the Weston Arts Festival it will be playing host to an exhibition featuring contemporary embroidered work by artists Cathy Cullis, Joetta Maue, Karen Ruane and Lou Trigg.
Also showing will be crocheted jewellery from Elin Thomas, and plaster work from Paula Watts, Rebecca Grace and Camilla Stacey.
September 12th- October 11th
73 Orchard Street,
tel: 01934 644 483