Patterns of Influence at the Craft Council of BC

After more than a year of hard work I am pleased to present my new solo show, Patterns of Influence, at the Craft Council of BC. The exhibition runs from May 20th to July 1st, 2021.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions there will not be an official opening event.

Rachael Ashe presents a new series of cut paper art and installations inspired by a maximalist’s love of surface design. This exhibition of intricate work was created through hands-on cutting and carving of paper, exploring pattern design and the concept of “slow work”. Slow work means creating mindfully and savouring the process while allowing it to take as much time as needed.

The exhibition demonstrates a new direction in Ashe’s paper art, elevating the complexity of her design elements. Inspiration is drawn from everyday life — clothing, interior design, and architecture — which are combined with patterns spontaneously generated during the process of cutting.

Central to the show is a modular installation of thirty-six individual hand-cut pieces created over five years, featuring Japanese and Islamic patterns, arranged as three-dimensional tiles. The exhibition also features limited edition hand-cut screen-prints in collaboration with The Hive Printing.

Patterns of Influence
Dates: May 20th to July 1st, 2021
Time: Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm, Thursdays to 8pm
Location: 1386 Cartwright St, Granville Island

The exhibition is part of the Crafted Vancouver festival.