Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art
JANE KENYON

Jane Kenyon
Near & Far
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October 13 - November 12


Jane  Kenyon - Tropical Sojourn
Tropical Sojourn
40 x 40 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
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In Near & Far, Jane Kenyon is inspired by the environment around her, be it natural or man-made. Although Kenyon is an enthusiastic traveler, rather than referring to distances travelled, Near & Far refers to viewpoints closer to home. By observing her surroundings from different perspectives, close or distant, she creates large colour-filled thread paintings which often come to resemble a different landscape altogether.

This exploration began a few years ago when an artwork which was inspired by a small rock formation in her yard started to resemble a satellite photograph. An avid walker, Kenyon will alternate her visual perspective from the distant light filtering through the forest, to the tiny lichen on the fallen trees, responding to the forest and the trees, both artistically and metaphorically.

A fibre artist today probes the history and significance of historical textiles, but also explores the relationships and possibilities in a contemporary world. Currently, Kenyon is exploring the creation of cloth with stitch only, Thread Painting. This requires a foundation (stabilizer) on which to stitch that can be dissolved at the end of the project.

Working in this way, the artist is essentially drawing and painting with thread, instead of using other traditional painting mediums. Building on the foundation of traditional embroidery and painting practices, a new art medium is created with new possibilities of design, expression, and ideology. Thread Painting creates incomparable detail, texture and reflective qualities not possible with any other technique or medium.

Much as Kenyon changes her visual perspective on her daily walks, the viewer of these works can move from near to far, changing perspective from intimate detail to distant impression, enriching our experience of the world that surrounds us.

Artist Talk: Saturday, October 22nd - 1:00 pm: there is no fee to attend




Jane  Kenyon - Urban Markings 1
Urban Markings 1
41 x 41 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
$6,845 



Jane  Kenyon - Transformed in Silence
Transformed in Silence
39 x 52 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
$8,640 

Niche Award Winner 2009



Jane  Kenyon - Jade Fracture
Jade Fracture
43 x 50 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
$8,325 



Jane  Kenyon - Still Life with Flowers
Still Life with Flowers
41 x 34 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
$5,850 



Jane  Kenyon - Lichen 8
Lichen 8
39 x 39 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
$6,125 



Jane  Kenyon - Post No Bills
Post No Bills
45 x 33 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
$5,600 



Jane  Kenyon - Confluence
Confluence
26 x 79 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
$8,850 



Jane  Kenyon - Confluence 2
Confluence 2
30 x 71 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
$9,045 



Jane  Kenyon - Lichen 7
Lichen 7
39 x 39 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
$6,480 



Jane  Kenyon - Immersion
Immersion
61 x 39 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
$9,975 



Jane  Kenyon - Landscape Study - Water
Landscape Study - Water
40 x 40 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
$6,125 

Recently returned from 2 year European tour, exhibition titled, "the art of the Stitch".



Jane  Kenyon - Lichen 5
Lichen 5
39 x 39 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
$5,780 



Jane  Kenyon - Urban Markings 6
Urban Markings 6
41 x 41 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
$6,480 



Jane  Kenyon - Viewpoint
Viewpoint
30 x 62 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
$10,620 



Jane  Kenyon - Sanctuary 2
Sanctuary 2
48 x 18 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
$3,190 



Jane  Kenyon - Sanctuary 4
Sanctuary 4
48 x 18 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
$3,190 



Jane  Kenyon - Sanctuary 5
Sanctuary 5
48 x 18 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
$3,190 



Jane  Kenyon - Lichen 3
Lichen 3
36 x 36 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
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Jane  Kenyon - Reflection
Reflection
41 x 53 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
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Jane  Kenyon - Meadow
Meadow
30 x 72 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
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Jane  Kenyon - Sanctuary 1
Sanctuary 1
48 x 18 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
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Jane  Kenyon - Sanctuary 3
Sanctuary 3
48 x 18 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
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Jane  Kenyon - Sanctuary 6
Sanctuary 6
48 x 18 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
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Jane  Kenyon - Sanctuary 7
Sanctuary 7
21 x 45 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
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Jane  Kenyon - Sanctuary 8
Sanctuary 8
55 x 20 Inches  
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread
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to see more work by Jane Kenyon click here.
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