11 - 28 December 2012
With their sculptural silhouettes, minimalist motifs and textured surfaces, the fabrics designed by Finnish-born artist Anne Kyyrö Quinn are currently some of the most visionary expressions of felt textiles. One of the first contemporary artists to rediscover felt and update it for the twenty-first century, Quinn broke fresh ground when she used the material to pioneer a striking range of interior textiles. An arts graduate, Kyyrö Quinn combines her art training with her design skills to create richly textured textile panels. Inspired by the felt structures crafted by artists such as Joseph Beuys and Eva Hesse, Kyyrö Quinn eschews surface embellishment to expose the substance, structure and tactility that woollen felt has. Exhibited at the Royal Academy in London and at the Haute Green design gallery in New York, Kyyrö Quinn’s works move easily between art and design.
This exhibition presents a selection of Anne Kyyrö Quinn’s textile wall pieces.
Organised together with the Embassy of Finland in the UK