Mitchell-Innes & Nash presents an exhibition by contemporary artist Stephen Sollins. Entitled Home Sweet Home, the exhibition includes 10 works from the new Elegy series, a series of stitched works Sollins began in 2002.
In the Elegy series, Sollins examines the artistic process by deconstructing vintage embroideries. The artist transforms these second-hand linens – bedspreads, tablecloths and napkins stitched with banal patterns of flowers and iconic domestic scenes – into abstract, geometric patterns on a white ground. The finished works contrast the sentimentality of “craft-based” embroidery with the rigid methodology of modernism.