Claire Nichols will use her residency at Yellow Brick to explore the flow between the two and three dimensional aspects of her practice. Developing her ongoing body of work, Variations, she will research and experiment further with the role of fabric in her practice, looking at textiles as a site for integrating her drawings and photographic ‘index’ materials from past compositions and performances. Investigating the folds and movement of fabric as a sculptural body, the artist is interested in how prints and drawings on textile have the capacity to be concealed and revealed over time and in relation to performative or environmental shifts. She plans to engage with the local textile history of Nea Ionia and will develop work in relation to the existing architecture of Yellow Brick, creating indoor and outdoor sculptural realms and spaces, where fabric prints can respond to the environment, in relation to wind and light and other contingent factors. These sculptural stages will become natural opportunities for ‘live’ interaction, with the potential to spark new conversations and collaborations.
11 March – 21 April 2021