Covered; an exhibition of new work by Jill Bouchier


Jill Bouchier


May 10 – June 2,  2012

SOMA Contemporary announces Covered; a solo exhibition by Jill Bouchier.

Opening reception will be held on Thursday May 10, 2012 at 7:00pm.

Jill Bouchier is a Waterford based artist who studied painting at Chelsea School of Art. Her forthcoming exhibition will include geometric paintings and textile pieces. Jill’s work incorporates fabrics and found materials such as envelopes, blankets, buttons and textile samples. These everyday materials are transformed to create collages and sewn pieces that explore pattern and the associative power of fabrics that are reminiscent of traditional quilts. Her paintings fascinate through their cool elegance. In recent works , the exploration of textile processes and the aesthetics of design has become increasingly central to her practice. Her use of materials entails the displacement and association of diverse cultural codes: combining patterned fabrics into a soft tableau. Hers is a patchwork minimalism that crosses modernist gestures with fashionable gestures to create its own ironic idiom. Jill is currently a member of Plasma Studios in Waterford City.

Visitor Information: The exhibition runs until June 2, 2012. The gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 12:30 – 5:00, and also by appointment. Located at 6 Lombard Street, Waterford City.

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