A LoLA guest artist – Andrea Myers
In LoLA’s Textured Textiles box we are delighted to include a modern textile artist alongside William Morris and Henri Matisse. We have admired Andrea Myers’s work for some time and were overjoyed when she agreed to collaborate with us on a project.
Myers’s work exists somewhere between two and three dimensions, mixing painting, print-making, sculpture and textiles. She is currently involved in experimenting with collages and the accumulation of layers, using easily accessible materials such as paper, fabric and wood.
With these simple materials, she builds pieces that take over spaces, walls and (even) corners. In her textiles, she creates machine-sewn collages from a wide range of fabrics, exploring and manipulating ideas of quilting, applique and patchwork. Textured colour is also a crucial component of her work. She looks at fabric as one might look at tubes of paint, layering harshly coloured materials in close proximity and thus drawing the eye into a sense of concentrated, intensified colour.
Andrea has an upcoming solo exhibition at the Textil und Rennsportmuseum in Hohenstein Ernstthal, Germany in February 2020