Join us for the opening reception of A Perception of Failure, an exhibition of sculptures by Claire B. Jones created with thread on cotton canvas. The fabric evolves by layering and blending a myriad of machine stitched thread until the underlying canvas is completely covered. “The aim of the exhibition is to encourage the viewer to think through and open up about their ideas and experiences of failure," says Jones.
The exhibit runs from Feb. 3 through Feb. 24 at the Cawein Gallery. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Jones grew up in Scotland where she studied software engineering in Edinburgh. She eventually moved to the U.S. and studied art and design along with experimental stitch at the Gail Harker Creative Studies Center in La Conner, Wash.
This propelled her into a world of technology, pulling her from one technological hub to the next, through to her current home in Seattle.
It is from the convergence of these worlds that her art emerges. Engineering and the time-honored traditions of stitch collide as she transgresses the boundaries of what can be created with a sewing machine.