Nancy Cole explores the synthesis of two art disciplines: embroidery and photography. https://nancycole.partial.gallery/ for purchase inquiries
Canadian artist Nancy Cole uses the French knot embroidery stitch to interpret legacy on an obsessive scale. Her work is intimate even with happenstance encounters with strangers. Legacy, abandonment and nostalgia are the main themes in her primarily figurative, portrait and sometimes conceptual based practice. Her combining of photographic imagery and thread work ranges from hyper-realistic to ephemeral bordering on abstract. Trained as a journalist and photographer she switched to thread art in order to establish a visual body of work in her search for a narrative based on both faces and form. Her work has been exhibited in traditional and non-traditional spaces including London, Rome, New York City and Guimaraes, Portugal. As well, her thread pieces have been ...