Kicking off our Textile Design season in the Gallery is an exhibition showcasing the work of London-based textile artist Emma Neuberg. This exhibition focuses on the role of geometric form, abstraction and pattern and the perceptual and spatial effects of these on fabric, paper and screen.
Emma Neuberg is a British artist who trained in Printed Textiles at the Royal College of Art gaining a studio-based PhD in the subject in 2000. Her work explores the language of fine art, textiles and the sequencing of these in digital media.
She is based at Textiles Hub London which supports traditional textiles making and Makerversity, the “factory-upon-Thames” in Somerset House, where digital technologies are at the forefront of future materials processing, printing and image-making.
The focus of Neuberg’s work is colour, light and resonance dynamics and how these vibrate and interrelate on the two-dimensional surface.
Materials are stitched, painted, drawn, printed, stretched and virtual and each piece informs the next in a continuous cycle of development, progression and meaning.
The combination of new technologies with modernist traditions and intergenerational narratives creates a depth of sonority and story in Neuberg’s work that makes it an exciting and significant chapter in the development of western European traditions and the overlap between fine art and textiles.
Photos by BA (Hons) Photography graduate Sarah Packer.
What: Emma Neuberg Exhibition
When: Saturday 9 January – Saturday 20 February 2016 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, closed Sunday) Free and open to all.
Where: The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art