Multi-disciplinary artist Meghan Price is preoccupied with questions of time and evolution. Her textile and print-based practice exhibits distinct geological overtures, employing dual strategies of slow looking and close reading, which urge us to pause long enough to glimpse the seemingly imperceptible. Through the tactile problem-solving strategies of material practice, Price seeks to understand and access the processes of deep time and the unique challenges we face living here and now. (Text by Jenn Law)
Artist and teacher
WHAT DOES FIBER MEAN TO YOU
Textiles are a lense through which I see the world and a language through which I interpret it.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FIBER OR TEXTILE TECHNIQUE
Structure techniques – especially weaving. I am generally interested in how the world is constructed and in using textiles as a means of building models and diagrams.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST VIVID TEXTILE MEMORY
I have so many, this is impossible to decide. Many relate to the very first techniques I learned, the people who taught them to me and where this happened – crochet with my grandmother in her living room, machine sewing with my mother in my parent’s bedroom. Many others are about circumstances leading to clothing being damaged – a snowsuit melting when hung too close to the fire, a pair of stockings getting a run at my first high school dance. I also have vivid recollections of the textiles that surrounded me in my childhood home – the upholstery, drapery, sheets and carpets. I can still smell and feel them.
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